Voluntary Sector Organizations and the State: Building New Relations (Paperback)
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Voluntary Sector Organizations and the State: Building New Relations (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/07/2012
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Voluntary organizations have moved from the margins to the centre of policy discussions in Canada, and citizens and politicians now view them in a new way. Rachel Laforest shows how members of voluntary organizations have struggled for a stronger voice in policy making and redefined their relationship to the federal government through key collaborations. This vivid account of how a loose coalition of organizations was transformed into a distinct sector offers a new conceptual framework for explaining dynamic state-voluntary sector relations at all levels of government.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774821452
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm


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"Laforest's book makes a major contribution to the study of state-voluntary sector relations, linking the work on public policy and civil society. It gives a true sense of the dynamics of the voluntary sector, bringing together policy sectors, internal organizational shifts, and federal government processes. In addition, the author tells a Canadian story in ways that make clear its relation to worldwide shifts in governance."
- Caroline Andrew, co-editor of Electing a Diverse Canada: The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities, and Women


?After years of disparaging most non-state actors as pesky ?special interest groups, ? the Liberal government embraced certain ?third sector? organizations as useful state ?partners.? Laforest carefully details how and why this shift in state-voluntary sector relations took place. Her book offers important empirical and analytical insights into this period in Canadian politics and perceptively suggests why it contrasts with, but also lays the foundation for, the subsequent Conservative government's approach to the voluntary sector.?? ? Alexandra Dobrowolsky, editor of Women and Public Policy in Canada: Neoliberalism and After?

?Laforest's book makes a major contribution to the study of state-voluntary sector relations, linking the work on public policy and civil society. It gives a true sense of the dynamics of the voluntary sector, bringing together policy sectors, internal organizational shifts, and federal government processes. In addition, the author tells a Canadian story in ways that make clear its relation to worldwide shifts in governance.?? ? Caroline Andrew, co-editor of Electing a Diverse Canada: The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities, and Women

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