Governments around the world are making increasing use of contracting “technologies” to purchase services from voluntary organizations – both in privatising (contracting out) previously government-provided services and in reining in (contracting in) more autonomous voluntary sector services previously supported by grants-in-aid. If voluntary organisations are as much about participation as provision, what is the impact on civil society of the widespread adoption of this funding technology? Voluntary organisations are frequently idealised as producing civic “golden eggs” of community resource mobilization and more appropriate and accessible services, as well as providing avenues for citizen participation and involvement. But does the tightening control of government funding contracts risk killing the goose that is laying these golden eggs?


Creator | Kaihanga
Garth Nowland-Foreman
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
American Behavioral Scientist, Vol 42, No.1 (1998), pp108ff
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Keywords | Kupu
Funding, contracting, purchase-of-service, civil society, NGO, non-profit organisations
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
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been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Nowland-Foreman, Garth. (1998). “Purchase-of-service contracting, voluntary organizations, and civil society.” American Behavioral Scientist 42.1 (1998): 108+.

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