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.
As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.