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.
|Journal||Nonprofit Policy Forum|
|Early online date||8 Jan 2021|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 8 Jan 2021|
Bibliographical note© 2020 Margaret Harris, published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
- UK civil society
- civil society
- government response to Covid-19