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Hybridization in a corporatist third sector regime: paradoxes of 'responsibilized autonomy'

Lesley Hustinx (UGent) , Els De Waele (UGent) and Chloë Delcour (UGent)
(2015) VOLUNTARY SECTOR REVIEW. 6(1). p.115-134
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This study explores the generally prevailing diagnosis of 'hybridization' in the third sector under a new mode of governing welfare, with a focus on processes of devolution of public responsibility and 'responsibilized autonomy' for third sector organizations (TSOs) and volunteers. To this end we conducted semi-structured in-depth interviews with representatives from field-specific umbrella organizations and with officials working in independent governmental agencies. Our analysis generally deals with three themes: devolution of responsibility, accountability, and volunteers as responsibilized service providers. Our findings reveal four paradoxes or unintended consequences of 'responsibilized autonomy': decreased autonomy for TSOs, an administrative deadlock that crowds out grassroots associations and volunteers, an increasing demand for professional support for volunteering, and a bifurcation between strong and weak volunteers, whereby the latter are 're-excluded' through volunteering.
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welfare mix, community government, hybridization, volunteering

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Hustinx, Lesley, Els De Waele, and Chloë Delcour. 2015. “Hybridization in a Corporatist Third Sector Regime: Paradoxes of ‘Responsibilized Autonomy’.” Voluntary Sector Review 6 (1): 115–134.
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Hustinx, L., De Waele, E., & Delcour, C. (2015). Hybridization in a corporatist third sector regime: paradoxes of “responsibilized autonomy.” VOLUNTARY SECTOR REVIEW, 6(1), 115–134.
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Hustinx L, De Waele E, Delcour C. Hybridization in a corporatist third sector regime: paradoxes of “responsibilized autonomy.”VOLUNTARY SECTOR REVIEW. Policy Press; 2015;6(1):115–34.
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Hustinx, Lesley, Els De Waele, and Chloë Delcour. “Hybridization in a Corporatist Third Sector Regime: Paradoxes of ‘Responsibilized Autonomy’.” VOLUNTARY SECTOR REVIEW 6.1 (2015): 115–134. Print.
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