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Third Sector Campaigning Strategies: A study of Third Sector Organisations campaigning for the reform of UK child poverty policy

Royston, SP (2010) Third Sector Campaigning Strategies: A study of Third Sector Organisations campaigning for the reform of UK child poverty policy. PhD thesis, University of York.

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Abstract

This project studies the strategies used by Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) in campaigning for the reform of UK child poverty policy. This qualitative study combines expert interviews with policy workers in campaigning TSOs with textual analysis of TSO submissions to a 2007/08 Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into child poverty. Analysis applies a resource dependence perspective combined with a social fields approach, to show how the values of key resources TSOs possess and require for their work vary depending on whether they use an ‘insider’ or ‘outsider’ campaign strategy. The research takes a multi-level approach to understanding campaigning, from the endogenous attributes of TSOs, through their connections with other groups within the sector, to their interactions with their wider environment. This allows a systematic and holistic understanding of the functioning of this complex marketplace.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)
Depositing User: Mr SP Royston
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 13:53
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 08:46
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1401

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