Partnership working in the 'Big Society'

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As the government's strategy for the implementation of the 'Big Society' gains momentum within an increasingly difficult financial framework, this article discusses some of the major implications of this approach for partnership working in crime and disorder reduction. It considers whether the approach is a totally new one or merely an extension of previous government policy, while considering some of the advantages and disadvantages of extending the 'Big Society' ideology. While acknowledging the potential problems of implementing such an approach, the article also highlights the opportunities that may present themselves for enhanced community consultation in the delivery of partnership working.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26 - 31
Number of pages5
JournalSafer Communities
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011


  • big society
  • partnerships
  • community engagement
  • implications


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