Since 1945, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and new social movements have proliferated in Britain. Historians are only just becoming aware of their key role in redefining notions of political engagement, and their importance for understanding social and political history. NGOs have driven new political agendas, transformed and revived associational life, and re-politicised generations seemingly disillusioned with the politics of the ballot box. This conference, hosted by the DANGO project, aims to open up the subject and to contribute to an initial ‘mapping’ of the scope and extent of NGO-based activism in Britain since the Second World War.
The conference will be held 5-6 July 2007, at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Proposals for the conference should come in the form of a 200 word abstract, to be submitted by 23 December 2006.
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