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Civil society and the 'commanding heights' the civil economy: past, present, future

By Rob Paton and Roger Spear


Civil society associations can run businesses and they can run organisations that aim to influence businesses. Together, these two sorts of association help to grow a civil economy. This paper, written for the Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland, reviews the history of the civil economy and looks ahead to how it may come to have a greater influence in the future

Publisher: The Carnegie UK Trust
Year: 2010
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Provided by: Open Research Online

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