Happy Holidays—Our $30 Gift Card just for you, and books ship free! Shop now>>

Social Capital and Enterprise in the Modern State

Editors: Ní Shé, Éidín, Burton, Lorelle J., Danaher, Patrick Alan (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Examines the complex developments in debates about tthe contemporary state, the character of capital and enterprise, and what is understood by “the social” in current discourses, policies and strategies
  • Provides a conceptually informed, methodologically rigorous and practically grounded set of propositions for sustaining social enterprise and progressing a genuinely enabling state
  • Appeals to students and scholars of public policy, government, business, cultural studies, psychology, social enterprises, social work, sociology and town planning   
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68115-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68114-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09822-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Given the global crises confronting the world today, it is important to interrogate the notion of “the modern state” and to evaluate its effectiveness in providing security and services for its populations, including the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. This book investigates the modern state’s capacity to serve its constituents by examining the organisations that facilitate two key elements of contemporary living: social capital and social enterprise. These elements are explored in a series of rich case studies located in Australia, Ireland and Bangladesh, with broader implications for policy and practice in the rest of the world. The case studies highlight the growing importance of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship in fostering social capital and in contributing to the idea of “the enabling state”. This book will appeal to researchers, policy-makers and community leaders working in business, education, employment pathways, homelessness, housing, local government, mental health, public administration and refugee resettlement.                                                                                                                                             

About the authors

Éidín Ní Shé is Research Scientist – Health Systems in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems at University College Dublin, Ireland. Her previous academic and research appointments were at the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Southern Queensland and the University of Melbourne, Australia; and the University of Limerick, Ireland. 
Lorelle J. Burton is Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychology and Counselling, and Associate Dean (Students) in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, at the Toowoomba campus of the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. She is also the Independent Chair of the Headspace Toowoomba Consortium. 
Patrick Alan Danaher is Associate Dean (Research and Research Training) in the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts at the Toowoomba campus of the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education and the Arts at CQUniversity, Australia.                                            

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Enabling States, Capitalising Enterprise and Confronting the Social: Issues and Implications in Researching Contemporary Social Capital and Enterprise

    Pages 3-19

    Shé, Éidín Ní (et al.)

  • The Ghost in the Machine: Enabling Public Administration for an Enabling State

    Pages 21-42

    McInerney, Chris

  • The Residualisation of Social Housing in Australia and Its Impacts on Older Tenants

    Pages 45-59

    Morris, Alan

  • Stewarding Change? A Discussion About the METRO Care Model in Regional Australia

    Pages 61-74

    Gregg, Matthew (et al.)

  • From Absorption to Inclusion: The Evolution of Irish State Policy on Travellers

    Pages 75-115

    Boyle, Anne (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68115-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68114-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09822-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Capital and Enterprise in the Modern State
Editors
  • Éidín Ní Shé
  • Lorelle J. Burton
  • Patrick Alan Danaher
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68115-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68115-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68114-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09822-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 329
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
Topics