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Toward a self-regulatory form of accountability in the voluntary sector

Miller, Chris


Chris Miller


Non-profit organisations are private self-regulating bodies. As their social welfare role expands so the need for greater public transparency and accountability increases. This article concentrates on the relationship between the sector and those stakeholders, beyond government and funding bodies, that are without formal levers of power. It draws upon three Ontario-based case studies that have experienced considerable change and share a strong commitment to self-regulatory accountability to their multiple stakeholders. It illustrates both the importance of particular organisational features and the immense difficulty and complexity of implementing the practice.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2002
Journal Policy and Politics
Print ISSN 0305-5736
Publisher Policy Press
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 4
Pages 551-566
Keywords voluntary sector, accountability, self-regulation
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