Work Package 2.2
Start date: July 2016
End date: June 2018
This project will combine archive work, case studies and interviews to investigate how the territorial administration of the third sector in Wales has changed over the post-war period in response to shifting patterns and processes of governance; and explore how this has affected the way third sector organisations’ shape and deliver welfare.
Historical Component of Study - Archive Work will explore the developing national Welsh policy context over the post-war period and will comprise: archive work (analysis of organisational records, minutes and proceedings, Records of the National Library for Wales, Welsh Office; National Assembly for Wales Official Record, etc.); elite interviews, (approx. 10-20 key policy-makers and officials associated with the management/ policy-related to the sector in Wales over the past decades). (No of interviews 10-20; no. to be transcribed if different, max 20.; Length 30 min; Interviewees – policy makers and officials; language – English/ Welsh; translation required? No); use of secondary data sources - WCVA archive data, almanacs, Panel Study data, newspapers, magazines, political pamphlets, third sector organisations’ ‘grey literature’ etc.
Third Sector Organisations – Contemporary Case Studies. It is proposed that the study will use a multiple case study design. Up to three policy areas are proposed. These are likely to be drawn from: services for older people; disabled people and the homeless. It is envisage that cooperation will be secured from up to 12 organisations in the following policy areas:
• Services for older people
• Welfare for disabled people
Approximately 40 semi-structured interviews with third sector managers, coordinators and project workers in each of the three policy areas. Participant – observation of participating organisations’ meetings, annual conferences, AGMs etc.