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Participation and influence in public policy: Exploring the advocacy of non-profit organizations in a managed democracy

Ljubownikow, S and Crotty, J 2014, 'Participation and influence in public policy: Exploring the advocacy of non-profit organizations in a managed democracy' , Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly . (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper examines the advocacy tactics of Russian NPOs. While Russian NPOs and their activities have been widely researched, specific insight into their use of advocacy tactics remains limited. In this paper we address this gap by broadening the understanding of how NPOs engage in advocacy. To do so we operationalize both Mosley’s (2012) indirect/insider framework and qualitative data collected from health and education NPOs (HENPOs) in three industrial Russian regions. We demonstrate that Russian HENPOs, whilst having access to various advocacy tactics, fail to employ these tactics effectively vis-à-vis influencing of ruling and governing elites. They are instead used for organizational maintenance and case/client advocacy. In concluding, we discuss a potential typology of advocacy tactics in Russia, the usefulness of Mosley’s framework in this context and the implications of the failure to advocate for democratization within the Russian Federation.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0899-7640
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: J Crotty
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 12:59
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 18:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33770

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