The Institute for Community Studies’ legacy is defined by its focus on the everyday lives, voices, and concerns of ordinary people. As we mark 70 years since the organisation’s inception, Holly Smith outlines its profound impact on the contours of the welfare state, the social sciences, and political thinking. This document shares how the Institute’s complex history, and of the legacy of its founder Michael Young, are crucial to The Young Foundation’s methodologies, and to the future of community studies.

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Posted on: 29 November 2023 Authors: Holly Smith,


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