Enabling states, capitalising enterprise and confronting the social: issues and implications in researching contemporary social capital and enterprise

Ni She, Eidin and Burton, Lorelle J. and Danaher, Patirck Alan (2018) Enabling states, capitalising enterprise and confronting the social: issues and implications in researching contemporary social capital and enterprise. In: Social capital and enterprise in the modern state. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 3-19. ISBN 978-3-319-68114-6

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A key feature of late capitalism continues to be a complex reworking of previous approaches to the relationship between the state and business. This significant shift in the interplay between the public and private sectors has generated such developments as the privatisation of many services formerly provided by government and the growth of not-for-profit organisations seeking to fill gaps in service provision. These changes are highly significant for every citizen and community member and for all stakeholders. This first chapter in this book encapsulates these complex developments in terms of debates about the enabling imperatives of the contemporary state, the character of the intersection between capital and enterprise, and a timely confrontation of what is understood by “the social” in current discourses, policies and strategies. In presenting this distillation, the authors introduce the subsequent chapters in the book in terms of how each chapter, including this one, contributes new insights to the broader project of eliciting the issues and implications attendant on researching contemporary social capital and social enterprise. This project is crucial if we are to understand the ways in which social capital and social enterprise can work sustainably and transformatively with variously marginalised and vulnerable groups in our societies. It is vital also for understanding the ways that such work is constrained and limited in its effectiveness.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 05:31
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 02:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: enabling state, enterprise, late capitalism, marginalisation, service provision, social capital, social enterprise
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160509 Public Administration
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940203 Political Systems
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940201 Civics and Citizenship
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68115-3_1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37250

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