Big Society

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Future of LocalGov: Local government in 2020: challenges and opportunities

Original article published on The Guardian Local Government Network How will councils clear the hurdles they face, from scarce resources to making the most of social media? There are a host of challenges that face local government in the 21st century: delivering services; lack of finance; managing staff; engaging citizens; forming new partnerships; and, rapidly evolving technologies and … Continue reading

David Cameron orders integration of health and social care

As is quite evident from this blog, due to various commitments and lack of time, I rarely blog. However, David Cameron has just ordered health and social care services to be brought together in order to benefit patients in a move which government advisers are calling the NHS‘s most urgent overhaul. This integration of services seems to be motivated by cost cutting … Continue reading

Passover

Today is the first day of the Jewish festival of Passover (Pesach) which is one of the most widely celebrated festivities in Jewish year. Passover marks the biblical event of exodus from Egypt. It is a celebration of the Jews journey from Egypt of tyranny to the promised land of freedom and equality.  Passover enwraps … Continue reading

Fabric of Society

Examining the relationship between science and society, in the latter quarter of the last century, we note a significant shift from science setting the stage for society to the society setting the agenda for science. Indeed, the focus of knowledge and knowledge generation changed from the application of knowledge to the knowledge produced in the … Continue reading

The “Big Society” and the “small folks”

The Big Society has signified and evoked various meanings in history ranging from Max Weber’s “gemeinschaft” (community), social consciousness and solidarity to totalitarianism and repression of public opinion under the name of a “greater good”. However, in today’s socio-economic and political context, the Big Society seems to be more of a vacuous concept which only … Continue reading

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