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Brokering relationships with the state: what new understandings can ‘environmental catchment VOs’ filter from the social welfare domain?

Potter, Karen and Jacklin-Jarvis, Carol (2018). Brokering relationships with the state: what new understandings can ‘environmental catchment VOs’ filter from the social welfare domain? In: The Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference 2018 Proceedings.

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Abstract

Much of the academic thinking and practice guidance on the relationship between voluntary organisations and the state focuses on the social welfare domain. Arguably, the environmental voluntary sector has distinctive characteristics, and is engaged in a somewhat different trajectory of state/sector relationships that historically lags behind the welfare domain. The paper draws on our ongoing comparative research to explore the lessons that Non-Governmental Organisations in water management sector might gain from the concepts that travel from third sector research and New Public Management. If environmental NGOs have the power to negotiate and influence long-term partnerships with the state, we hope to influence cross-sector relationships that are hopeful, transparent, and evidence mutual accountability, rather than simply moving towards the marketised, target-driven, asymmetrically dependent relationships that increasingly characterise interactions between state and sector in the social welfare domain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: Environmental Voluntary Organisation; Water Management; New Public Management; Third Sector Research; State
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Citizenship and Governance
Item ID: 66924
Depositing User: Karen Potter
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 14:04
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 12:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/66924
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