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379© The Policy Press • 2012 • ISSN 2040 8056 re se ar ch Key words micro-mapping • below radar-groups • self-organised activity • third sector Voluntary Sector Review • vol 3 • no 3 • 2012 • 379–98 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080512X658072 Micro-mapping: what lies beneath the third sector radar? Andri Soteri-Proctor1 and Pete Alcock Academic and policy discussion of the third sector has increasingly come to recognise the importance of locating and understanding the organised activity that is not captured by sources dependent on existing registration and

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27 TWO Getting below the radar: micro-mapping ‘hidden’ community activity Andri Soteri-Proctor Chapter aims This chapter aims to: • identify techniques for mapping small-scale and semi-formal ‘below the radar’ community groups and activities; • explore the challenges of getting below the radar; • place these activities within the wider context of civil society, the voluntary sector and policy initiative. Introduction As noted in Chapter One, below the radar has been used as a shorthand term for small voluntary organisations, community groups, semi

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Local activities and actions

In the past decade community groups have been portrayed as the solution to many social problems. Yet the role of ‘below the regulatory radar’ community action has received little research attention and thus is poorly understood in terms of both policy and practice.

Focusing on self-organised community activity, this book offers the first collection of papers developing theoretical and empirically grounded knowledge of the informal, unregistered, yet largest, part of the voluntary sector. The collection includes work from leading academics, activists, policy makers and practitioners offering a new and coherent understanding of community action ‘below the radar’.

The book is part of the Third Sector Research Series which is informed by research undertaken at the Third Sector Research Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Barrow Cadbury Trust.

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A Networking Approach to Community Development

There is growing recognition in practice and policy of how networking contributes to the vitality and cohesion of community life and civil society. The Well-Connected Community provides theoretical insights and practical guidance for people working with and for communities.

This updated edition takes account of the changing political and economic context, including rising social inequalities and community tensions. It considers new approaches to well being, such as social prescribing and the use of social media for local and global organising. This model of community development explains and promotes networking as a skilled and strategic intervention and provides recommendations for good practice.

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Lessons for Community-based Transformation in the Age of Global Crises
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It is increasingly recognised that instead of relying on top-down commands or leaving individuals to their own devices, communities should be given a role in tackling challenges exacerbated by global crises.

Written by a team of leading experts with in-depth knowledge and on-the-ground experience, this book sets out why and how people’s lives can be positively transformed through diverse forms of community involvement.

This book critically explores examples from around the world of how communities can become more collaborative and resilient in dealing with the problems they face, and provides an invaluable guide to what a holistic policy agenda for community-based transformation should encompass.

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action. A decisive shift is therefore needed towards comparative mixed-methods approaches that capture the entirety of civil actions. We suggest beginning with conventional analyses of administrative data to identify the type of activity officially recorded locally. Ethnographic research, including the micro-mapping of activities and interviews with civil society actors, would be undertaken in parallel. Ethnographic accounts enable a rich and contemporary picture of actual actions and their functions. By mapping activity, actions and actors, and by identifying

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of a social enterprise in “Steeltown”’, Voluntary Sector Review, 3 (2): 139–55. Soteri-Proctor, A. (2011) Little big societies: Micro-mapping of organisations operating below the radar, TSRC Working Paper 71, Birmingham: Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham. Smith, S. (2010) Assessing the financial vulnerability of charities serving women, London: Women’s Resource Centre. Trussel, J. (2002) ‘Revisiting the prediction of financial vulnerability’, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 13(1): 17–31. Trussel, J. and Greenlee, J. (2001) ‘A financial

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frontline civil society organisations, London: Cabinet Office Polanyi, K, 1944, The great transformation, New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart Rochester, C, 2012, Councils for Voluntary Service: the end of a long road?, Voluntary Sector Review 3, 1, 103–10 Rumbul, R, 2013, Structurally excluded? Structural embeddedness and civil society competition for funding, Journal of Civil Society 9, 3, 341–60 Soteri-Proctor, A, Alcock, P, 2012, Micro-mapping: what lies beneath the third sector radar?, Voluntary Sector Review 3, 3, 379–98 Uzzi, B, 1997, Social structure and competition

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., Maloney, W.A. (2004) ‘Building social capital in city politics: scope and limitations at the inter-organisational level’, Political Studies, 52(3): 508–30. Soteri-Proctor, A. (2011) Little big societies: Micro-mapping of organisations operating below the radar, TSRC Working Paper 71, Birmingham: Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham. UN (United Nations) (2003) Handbook on nonprofit institutions in the system of national accounts, Studies in Methods, Series F 91, New York, NY: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics

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