By Nick Crowson , Jean-Francois Mouhot , James McKay Matthew Hilton
Aiming to provide the reader with the historic info to have interaction with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this booklet offers the reader a better and extra educated historic recognition of ways the NGO region has grown and encouraged.
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Prior to that it was known as Anti-Slavery International for the Protection of Human Rights (1990–95), the Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights (1956–90) and the Anti-Slavery Society (1947–56). This latter body had been the result of an amalgamation in 1909 between the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society and the Aborigines Protection Society which operated as the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society until 1947. The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was founded in 1839, yet even this emerged out of previous anti-slavery groups that successfully campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 and the ban on slavery in the British empire in 1833.
Here it is adopted by groups keen to stress both their professional competence and their independent credentials. Implicit within the phrase is also the idea of inﬂuence and action – an organisation that seeks, in some sense, to shape society around it. 10). Over the course of the twentieth century, associational life in Britain has undergone dramatic changes. As societies have become richer, better educated, 1 Akira Iriye, Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World (Berkeley, 2002) p.
But what both approaches allow, through the classiﬁcations, is quantiﬁcation: just how big is this sector? Such questions are not of merely academic interest – they have a political dimension. If umbrella bodies are able to point to a particular number of organisations in their sector – and the bigger the better – they are in a stronger position to lobby policy makers and politicians for consideration, whether in the form of funding, recognition, or favourable structural change. Pressure groups In doing so, the sector’s advocates are acting as pressure groups, in itself a further term that litters the ﬁeld.