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Title and full name (usually known by)
Dr Linda Milbourne
Job title or role
Senior Lecturer Youth Voluntary and Community Studies
Name of Centre/Department/Institute/Organisation
Birkbeck University of London
My contact details are under this Weblink
My other contact details are
+44(0)7940 804 184
11 St Saviours Road
London SW2 5HP
Events hosted by your organisation (AGMs; Conferences; other)
BIVAR - regular seminars hosted by Institute for Voluntary Action with Birkbeck
Research interests & work-in-progress
Recent research has concentrated on changing cross-sector relationships, survival factors, voluntary sector autonomy and the diverse experiences of larger and smaller organisations. Particularly interested in contemporary changes resulting from the changing political and policy environment. Drawing on a range of studies, she has just published a book: ‘Voluntary Sector in Transition: Hard Times or New Opportunities’ (2013, Policy Press).
Other involvement with the voluntary sector
Over the last 6 years, she has co-ordinated postgraduate programmes in Voluntary, Community and Youth Studies in the School of Social Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London.
Key publications since 2005
Milbourne, L. (2013) ‘Complying, transforming or resisting in the new austerity? Realigning social welfare and independent action among English voluntary organisations,’ Working paper, presented to VSSN-NCVO Research Conference, Sheffield, September 2013.
Milbourne, L. (2013) ‘Changing the culture or just the old box? Exploring transitions in young adults’ television viewing’ Youth and Policy, under review.
Milbourne, L. (2013) Voluntary Sector in Transition: Hard times or new opportunities? Bristol: Policy Press.
Milbourne, L. and M. Cushman (2012) ‘From the Third Sector to the Big Society: how changing UK government policies have eroded third sector trust,’ Voluntas, 24 (2), pp. 485-508.
Milbourne, L. (2012) 'Valuing Youth in UK Policies: Instrumental Construction or Improved Spaces for Young People’s Participation?' in Les Politiques De Jeunesse Au Royaume-Uni Et En France: Désaffection, Répression Et Accompagnement Á La Citoyenneté, Pickard, S., C. Nativel and F. Portier-LeCoqc (eds) Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, pp. 201-219.
Milbourne, L. and U. Murray (2011) 'Negotiating Interactions in State-Voluntary Sector Relationships: Competitive and Collaborative Agency in an Experiential Workshop',Voluntas, 22 (1), pp. 70-92.
Milbourne, L. (2010) 'Youth and Social Justice in UK Policy: Spaces for Youth Voice and Participation or New Hegemonic Constructions?' Forum21, European Journal on Child and Youth Research, 6 (12/2010), pp. 30-39.
Milbourne, L. (2009) ‘Valuing difference or securing compliance? Working to involve young people in community settings’. Children and Society 23 (5) pp. 347–363.
Milbourne, L. (2009) ‘Remodelling the Third Sector: advancing collaboration or competition in community based initiatives?’ Journal of Social Policy 38 (2) pp. 277-297.
Milbourne, L. (2009) ‘Alternatives in education against the odds? Engaging disaffected young people’. In Making Schools Different, edited by K. te Riele. Sydney/London: Sage, pp. 75-84.

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