David Cameron suggests the Jubilee party was a ‘perfect example of ‘Big Society’. Whilst it’s okay for a knees up, is it a suitable foundation for improving the quality of care older people receive in Britain?
Unfortunately, David Cameron’s comments on Big Society do little to help us understand what “it” actually is, and to be honest, I am not even sure he knows what it is beyond the usual sound bytes of ‘kitchen sink economic theory’*. However, could the concept of Big Society actually have something to contribute to the debate on the future care of older people?
What is ‘Big Society’?
Big Society has been vilified as a return to the politics of the New Right, a Trojan horse for smaller government, and feted as the anatomy of the new politics on which to establish the legitimate nature, and limits, of the relationship between the state and…
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