Gerry Stoker

Gerry Stoker is centenary research professor of Governance at the University of Canberra, Australia and chair in governance at the University of Southampton.

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Civil society

Dan Corry, Gerry Stoker

Progressives have never been entirely happy with civil society – unless it is packaged in a nostalgic way around trade unions, friendly societies and co-ops. For many on the left it reeks of paternalist charity, of the rich deigning to support the poor, handing  down a small part of their excess pay and profit; the…