How Multi-level Public Policy Frames the Development of Civil Society Organisations: the case of Ireland, North and South. Policy & Politics 35, 1

Nicholas Acheson, Arthur Williamson

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    This article explores the way in which voluntary and community sector bodies are shaped by patterns of public administration and by the funding policies of governments. Its focus is on the influence of local government (and current reforms of local government), in reshaping both the voluntary and community sector and patterns of local governance. In Ireland's two jurisdictions the relationships between the local state and civil society are structured in ways that reflect local partnership arrangements. These are also shaped by national legislation and by the European Union. Our comparative findings illuminate an issue that is of international interest.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages25-44
    JournalPolicy and Politics
    Volume35
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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