Border Crossings: Charity and Voluntarism in Britain’s mixed economy of health care since 1948
- 12 – 15 July 2021: ISTR 2021 Virtual ConferenceGlobal Civil Society in Uncertain Times: Strengthening Diversity and Sustainability Civil society plays a crucial part in promoting cosmopolitan ideals of collective responsibility, global citizenship, tolerance, inclusivity, and sustainability. Our virtual conference will consider the roles of NGOs, third sector and civil society organizations, broadly defined, in relation to civil society, state and markets in democratic contexts; challenges … Read more
Author Ellen Stewart, University of Edinburgh. The tiny, twin prop plane landed at Sumburgh Airport in Shetland and we boarded the bus into town. It felt like an odd quasi-homecoming; the familiar made ineffably strange. Shetland is an archipelago of islands sitting in the middle of the North Sea. My Mum is a Shetlander and my…
‘Social democracy redistributes for the benefit of health, education, social housing, and the needy. Market liberalism pays for privatized health, education, pensions, and housing. It recycles debt into more and higher debt. It funds charity and substitutes it for entitlement. … Both social democracy and market liberalism are currently in crisis.’ Avner Offer, ‘The market turn: from social democracy to market liberalism’,
Economic History Review, 70, 4 (2017), pp. 1051, 1066-7.