The article aims to develop a better understanding of the evolution and structuration of contemporary civil society fields. It applies analytical elements from field theories and network governance literature to explore the emergence of the community-led housing field in England, based on several years of empirical research. The strategic field perspective presented in the paper can shed light on the nature of collective action in other parts of the civil society.
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Richard Lang & David Mullins (2019) Field emergence in civil society: A theoretical framework and its application to community-led housing organisations in England. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-019-00138-z