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“What if we ran it ourselves?” - Getting the measure of Britain’s emerging community business sector
A report from Social Finance has revealed new findings about the current state and scope of the community business sector.
The Grandmother Project: Towards a New Partnership between Family & State
The basic argument in this report is that the postwar welfare state in Britain set out to build public support around stable, lifelong marriage and the nuclear family.
Exploring Ethnic Tensions Through Locality
In preparation for research into the relationship between people and place in London, Belinda Brown explores some of the issues she hopes to illuminate through it.
Growing the European Urban System
In this paper Sir Peter Hall suggests that there are two alternative ways of looking at cities and city systems, both valid, which need to be combined.
White Immigrants: A Portrait of the Polish Community in London
In the process of preparing research on Polish migrants to London, Belinda Brown explores the problems confronted by the Polish community in London - expected to become larger w