Political strategies of the Australian third sector

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    In the Australian political context state - society relationships are under increase public scrutiny. This paper argues that innovative analysis is needed of the ways third sector organisations interat with the state in their aim to influence social and political change. The paper utilises a seven point typology of the strategic repertoire of third sector organisations that encompasses a continuum from the 'insider', government-focussed strategy of lobbying to the 'outsider', public opinion-focussed strategy of protest. Detailed examples are given to demonstrate how particular political actors and particular political strategies are either legitimated or de-legitimated in the current conservative Australian political environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95-115
    JournalThird Sector Review
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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