Familiar Patterns and New Initiatives: UK Civil Society and Government Initial Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis


This paper describes and analyses the response of UK civil society in the early months of the Covid-19 crisis, roughly the period March to July 2020. While focussing primarily on civil society actors, the paper includes an exploration of how civil society and the national government interacted with each other. It considers the extent to which responses to the Covid-19 crisis reflect familiar patterns of behaviour by civil society in the UK, and in the relationship between the government and ‘third sector’. The paper concludes by pointing to emergent issues for civil society as the UK looked towards recovery from the initial wave of crisis.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/npf-2020-0044
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Additional Information: © 2020 Margaret Harris, published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covid-19,UK civil society,civil society,government response to Covid-19,Public Administration,Economics and Econometrics,Sociology and Political Science
Publication ISSN: 2194-6035
Last Modified: 28 May 2024 07:20
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 13:10
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-05
Published Online Date: 2021-01-08
Accepted Date: 2020-11-28
Authors: Harris, Margaret



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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