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This article argues that wherever non-profit organisations fulfil significant publicly fundedservice delivery roles, they must have an internal democratic structure conducive toensuring that services are legitimate, accountable and of a high effectiveness and quality.Successive governments in the United Kingdom have adopted strategies that have ledto increasing levels of isomorphism, with hierarchical, bureaucratic and private sectorgovernance structures becoming the organisational archetypal norm within the sector,intensifying and strengthening the significant barriers to democratic governance thatalready exist. An alternative ‘assisted self-reliant complimentarity’ state–non-profit sectorrelationship that would be more conducive to a democratic governance archetype isadvocated.
Author(s): Elstub S, Poole L
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Policy and Politics
Print publication date: 01/07/2014
Acceptance date: 01/01/2013
Date deposited: 02/03/2016
ISSN (print): 0305-5736
ISSN (electronic): 1470-8442
Publisher: Policy Press
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