Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Our Common Good : If the State Provides Less Who Will Provide More?, Hardback Book

Our Common Good : If the State Provides Less Who Will Provide More? Hardback



Contemporary Britain is defined by the personal generosity and social commitment of our predecessors as much as by the state.

But, as the state retreats, demands on the voluntary sector grow, the gap between the rich and the poor increases and charitable giving stagnates, our way of life is at risk.

Will future generations live in a liberal democracy - or a plutocracy devoted to the interests of the rich and powerful?In this timely book, John Nickson, one of Britain's most experienced and successful fundraisers, argues that there will be catastrophic effects on our democracy unless we all commit to creating the social, cultural and intellectual capital we need to sustain society and our economy.Amid the challenges we face, there are opportunities: not least to transform the role of the state and the way the public, private and voluntary sectors work together to find innovative and enterprising solutions.

Our Common Good explores the efforts of philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and local authority, charity and business leaders, and reveals how their inspiring and practical solutions can build a better and fairer society.


Save 12%



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops