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In Search of the Big Society

The Big Society will revolutionise the way we think of the state and will change politics forever beyond Westminster. So what exactly does it mean? Mary Ann Sieghart investigates.

This year the coalition government will put into practice one of the most radical political ideas in a generation. It hopes that the Big Society will see the withdrawal of the state from many aspects of life beyond Westminster and the encouragement of voluntary organisations, local government and individuals to involve themselves in community care in a totally new way. Mary Ann Sieghart finds out how it might be put into practice across Britain and what it might cost.

Presenter: Mary Ann Sieghart
Producer: Sue Davies.

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30 minutes