The Impact of the NGO Sector and Roma/Gypsy Organisations on Bulgarian Social Policy making 1989-1997

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26179
Title:
The Impact of the NGO Sector and Roma/Gypsy Organisations on Bulgarian Social Policy making 1989-1997
Authors:
Pinnock, Katherine
Abstract:
This paper, drawing on fieldwork carried out in Bulgaria in 1997, examines the impact of Roma/Gypsies and the NGO sector on Bulgarian social policy-making between 1989 and 1997. NGOs emerged during this period as important actors in the field of social policy. They were seen as agents of civil society and as having scope to fill in gaps left by inadequate state welfare. However, a number of problems have also been identified, in terms of limited scope for participation and for long-term development. The paper explores both outside and inside forces that shaped NGO development and in turn social policy-making in Bulgaria in the period 1989–97. The case study of a Roma/Gypsy led NGO reveals this interplay of forces and shows how international, national and local social policy frameworks are both fundamental to and shaped by such NGO activities.
Citation:
Journal of Social Policy, 31(2): 229-250
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Journal of Social Policy
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26179
DOI:
10.1017/S0047279401006560
Additional Links:
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=102525
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0047-2794; 14697823
Appears in Collections:
Policy Research Institute

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPinnock, Katherine-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-15T10:23:49Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-15T10:23:49Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Social Policy, 31(2): 229-250en
dc.identifier.issn0047-2794-
dc.identifier.issn14697823-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0047279401006560-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/26179-
dc.description.abstractThis paper, drawing on fieldwork carried out in Bulgaria in 1997, examines the impact of Roma/Gypsies and the NGO sector on Bulgarian social policy-making between 1989 and 1997. NGOs emerged during this period as important actors in the field of social policy. They were seen as agents of civil society and as having scope to fill in gaps left by inadequate state welfare. However, a number of problems have also been identified, in terms of limited scope for participation and for long-term development. The paper explores both outside and inside forces that shaped NGO development and in turn social policy-making in Bulgaria in the period 1989–97. The case study of a Roma/Gypsy led NGO reveals this interplay of forces and shows how international, national and local social policy frameworks are both fundamental to and shaped by such NGO activities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=102525en
dc.subjectNGOen
dc.subjectBulgariaen
dc.subjectGypsiesen
dc.subjectSocial policyen
dc.subjectRomaen
dc.subjectState welfareen
dc.titleThe Impact of the NGO Sector and Roma/Gypsy Organisations on Bulgarian Social Policy making 1989-1997en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Social Policyen
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