‘Then we offer them a new project’ : the production of projects in social work conducted by civil society in Sweden

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title ‘Then we offer them a new project’ : the production of projects in social work conducted by civil society in Sweden
Author Herz, Marcus
Date 2016
English abstract
In some areas in Europe and Sweden, it is possible to find institutional deficits, that is, areas wherein the welfare state has more or less withdrawn its institutions. In parallel with this development, greater interest has shifted towards social work already being conducted by volunteers and non-profit organizations. How this social work could take on more responsibility for the social well-being of society is a key question. By applying the theory of ‘production of projects’, this article examines 13 projects conducted by civil society organizations in Sweden and how they could relate to the civil sector becoming a complement or even an alternative to the state welfare sector. In terms of competition for funding, the projects need to be able to package their ideas well and manage relationships with the beneficiaries. The lack of long-term alternatives and the demand for innovative ideas influence the civil sector’s ability to take more responsibility for the social well-being of society and make political influence more difficult.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/17448689.2016.1232782 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Host/Issue Journal of civil society;4
Volume 12
ISSN 1744-8689
Pages 365-379
Language swe (iso)
Subject Civil society
social welfare
projects
social work
sweden
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21715 Permalink to this page
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