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When rhetoric does not translate to reality: Hardship, empowerment and the third sector in austerity localism

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Austerity localism powerfully explains dynamics of (dis)empowerment at the local level, especially regarding the autonomy and accountability of local authorities and third sector organisations (TSOs) in the UK. Yet these dynamics at institutional level have also a clear impact on individuals, especially the socio-economically vulnerable. This is especially true in a time of cost-containment and welfare retrenchment. This article addresses a gap in the literature by focusing not only on TSOs b...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0038026118807631

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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Seventh Framework Programme
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613245 RESCuE
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Volume:
67
Issue:
1
Pages:
143-160
Publication date:
2018-10-22
Acceptance date:
2018-09-10
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1467-954X
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0038-0261
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2018-09-28

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