The ownership of assets by place-based community organisations : political rationales, geographies of social impact and future research agendas
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This article calls for a more nuanced understanding of the links between the motivations, trajectories and policy environments of community asset organisations and the geographies of their social impact. While potential for the ownership of physical assets by place-based community organisations can be found in new localism powers in all four jurisdictions of the UK, there may be differences in policy articulation and implementation that enable or limit the social benefits community asset organisations are thought to deliver. Furthermore, community assets are premised on their intrinsic tie and value to place, with social cohesion, communal mobilisation and identification of mutual interest thought to be at their heart. This article reviews research in this field set in relation to recent policy developments, and identifies an important need to better understand how the personal and social geographies of impact are delivered in, and influenced by, different spatial contexts and political frameworks.
Moore , T & McKee , K 2014 , ' The ownership of assets by place-based community organisations : political rationales, geographies of social impact and future research agendas ' Social Policy and Society , vol 13 , no. 4 , pp. 1-13 . DOI: 10.1017/S1474746413000481
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013. Moore, T. & McKee, K. 2013. ‘The Ownership of Assets by Place-Based Community Organisations: Political Rationales, Geographies of Social Impact and Future Research Agendas’. Social Policy and Society. The online version for this article can be found at http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1474746413000481
Received letter from journal 11 August 2014 that the paper will be appear in volume 13, issue 4 - not given page numbers (October 2014)
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