Social enterprises in a changing social welfare landscape

Chris Durkin

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This paper will explore the genesis of the interest and development of social enterprises in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and how this has been driven by a changing social policy agenda which has provided a framework for the development of social enterprise in the U.K. and in the wider European Union (E.U.). Although we can see a clear direction of travel that has emerged over the last thirty years this policy framework is complex made up of a mix of provision, leaving questions about how coherent the social policy agenda actually is towards to social enterprise and social innovation
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2013


  • Social enterprise
  • social innovation


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