Vivien Lowndes Presentation tcm6 15649

60 %
40 %
Information about Vivien Lowndes Presentation tcm6 15649
Entertainment

Published on January 13, 2008

Author: Maurizio

Source: authorstream.com

Slide1:  Faith, hope and clarity: Developing a model of faith group involvement in civil renewal Vivien Lowndes and Rachael Chapman Local Governance Research Unit De Montfort University, Leicester ESRC/NCVO Seminar, 15 June 2006 Civil renewal: policy and practice:  Civil renewal: policy and practice Active citizenship Strengthened communities Partnership in meeting public needs What role for faith groups?:  What role for faith groups? Harnessing the contribution of civil society: wellbeing and governance But are faith groups special? Rationales are implicit and often contested on the ground Bottom-up as well as top-down The role of faith groups: existing research:  Trust in political institutions No clear link with civic competence Ambiguous evidence on social capital Intervening variables: faith group organisation; civic skills; policy orientation; institutional context The role of faith groups: existing research Rationales for faith group involvement:  Normative: community values and identities, linked to beliefs but also enduring presence within communities Resources: organisational capacity (volunteers, staff, social networks) and links to excluded groups Governance: representative and leadership role inside communities and within wider governance arena Rationales for faith group involvement Normative rationale in practice: values-added?:  Normative rationale in practice: values-added? Holistic commitments Embedded identities Expressing diversity Remoralising society Resources rationale in practice: capitalising civil renewal?:  Resources rationale in practice: capitalising civil renewal? Top-down vs bottom-up Resource variation Human capital Social capital Physical capital Governance rationale in practice: a gateway to structures?:  Governance rationale in practice: a gateway to structures? Participation Leadership Representation Community cohesion ‘Britishness’ The civil renewal agenda: how the rationales fit together:  The civil renewal agenda: how the rationales fit together Normative –> motivation for engagement –> active citizenship Resources –> capacity for engagement –> strengthened communities Governance –> outcome of engagement –> partnership/cohesion Challenges for policy-makers:  Challenges for policy-makers Normative: religious literacy; secular commitments; faith diversity and conflict. Resources: mapping endowments; flexible funding; specialist capacity building. Governance: identifying leaders; assessing mandates; multi-channel representation. Challenges for faith groups:  Challenges for faith groups Normative: policy literacy; balancing commitments; values for ‘faith sector’. Resources: stewardship; renewal; marketing. Governance: supporting leaders; building a constituency; accountability; inter-faith platform. Mapping faith involvement: a diagnostic tool:  Mapping faith involvement: a diagnostic tool ACTORS IN THE FAITH SECTOR Faith communities Faith organisations Faith networks Faith leadership F/representation ROLE IN CIVIL RENEWAL Citizens Members Intermediaries Leaders Partners

Add a comment

Related presentations