Thursday, June 02, 2011

Waiting for the 'Big Society'...

We continue to wait for the government to publish its long awaited White Paper on the 'Big Society'. Today, we learn that this will be delayed further. Details here.

This is an important development. The fact we still have no White Paper on the Big Society has not stopped the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) from controversially including several references to the Big Society in its delivery plan. The delivery plan spells out strategic research funding priorities. It is incredible that the Big Society would be considered part of a research funding priority strategy before publication of the White Paper.

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