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Social inclusion through community enterprise? Examining the available evidence

Barraket, Jo & Archer, Verity (2010) Social inclusion through community enterprise? Examining the available evidence. Third Sector Review, 16(1), pp. 13-28.

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    Abstract

    In recent years the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion have become part of the repertoire of third-way policy discourses that seek to respond to complex socioeconomic problems through processes of 'joined-up' and 'integrated' governance. As part of this approach, we are witnessing an increased focus on the role of the third sector in facilitating social inclusion. While the push towards governing through networks has gained moral legitimacy in some areas of social policy, the practical legitimacy - that is, whether these new approaches actually produce demonstrably better outcomes than more traditional policy approaches - remains largely unsubstantiated. This article contributes to the evidence base, by examining the social-inclusion impacts of eleven community enterprises operating in Victoria, and to the wider available evidence on the social, economic and civic effects of social enterprise.

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    ID Code: 37809
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: The research on which this article is based was funded by a Victorian Department of Human Services Public Health Research Grant. The ideas expressed are the authors' own.
    Keywords: Social enterprise, Community enterprise, Social inclusion, Local governance
    ISSN: 1323-9163
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
    Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Limited
    Deposited On: 11 Oct 2010 07:40
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:20

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