Social entrepreneurs and social inclusion: building local capacity or delivering national priorities?

Turner, David and Martin, Steve (2005) Social entrepreneurs and social inclusion: building local capacity or delivering national priorities? International Journal of Public Administration, 28 (9-10). pp. 797-806. doi:10.1081/PAD-200067342

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Western governments have increasingly sought to tap the potential of the voluntary and community sectors in delivering neighborhood-based initiatives to combat social exclusion. The particular attributes claimed for the ‘third sector’ include closeness to the community and a capacity for flexibility and innovation. In-depth evaluation of the UK’s Neighbourhood Support Fund, a ‘flagship’ program designed to combat the social exclusion of disaffected young people living in deprived inner urban areas, demonstrates that to operate successfully in the current policy environment, community-based projects not only need these skills but must also acquire managerial capacity. In particular they have to be able meet the increasing demand from central government for detailed performance data. Successful community based projects therefore not only need to have the capacity for entrepreneurial activity but must now also have managerial skills not traditionally associated with the ‘not for profit’ organisations.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social marginality; Youth services, United Kingdom
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 11:04
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:25

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