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Campaigning for Older People: A Case Study Approach to the Input of Voluntary and Community Organisations in the Policy Process

Wilkinson, Mick

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Abstract

Third sector or civil society organisations are seen by many as important routes through which citizens contribute to the development and implementation of public policy and to the democratic process. This contribution has been acknowledged in the UK in the requirement for their participation across a range of new government policies and programmes. But how far are these claims justified? This paper explores, through a case study approach focusing on issues relating to older people, how voluntary and community organisations input to the policy process. It argues for a clearer balance between state and voluntary sector, based around ‘creative tension’.

Citation

Wilkinson, M. (2004). Campaigning for Older People: A Case Study Approach to the Input of Voluntary and Community Organisations in the Policy Process. Social policy and society : a journal of the Social Policy Association, 3(4), 343-352. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1474746404001976

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Oct 6, 2004
Publication Date 2004-10
Deposit Date Jul 3, 2024
Journal Social Policy and Society
Print ISSN 1474-7464
Electronic ISSN 1475-3073
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 4
Pages 343-352
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/s1474746404001976
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4731881