The purpose of the project is to illustrate how the paradigm of the ‘competitive state’ affects the public sector’s political ambitions for the voluntary sector’s societal role and to determine how these ambitions can be united with the characteristics of the voluntary sector. By comparing the voluntary associations’ and the public sector’s perception of the voluntary associations’ societal role, an understanding of how the perceptions intervene is generated. Due to the consequences of top-down management of the voluntary sector, we seek to discuss how social capital and autonomy can be maintained within the voluntary sector. Furthermore, the changing diversity of the voluntary organizations is discussed by utilizing Robert Putnam’s and Scott Lash’s theoretical conceptual framework. Lastly, it is discussed how the political discourse affects the volunteers’ perception of their societal role and how this discourse is undergoing a change. In conclusion, our findings have led us to believe that it is not possible to maintain the voluntary sector’s characteristics when professionalizing the voluntary sector. Therefore, we have drawn up a few suggested solutions based on the conclusions of the project.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||3 jun. 2013|