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Preserving community initiatives in times of cutbacks: Master Thesis about the strategies of community initiatives during cutbacks to adapt and continue

Zoomer, J.E. (2017) Preserving community initiatives in times of cutbacks: Master Thesis about the strategies of community initiatives during cutbacks to adapt and continue.

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Abstract:The economic crisis starting in 2008 led to cutbacks in the Dutch municipalities. Some of these cutbacks were on funding for community initiatives. Community initiatives are defined by Denters (2016): An activity initiated by citizens as a group, where this activity is aimed at common interest and where citizens themselves decide both about the aims and means of their project and actively participate in the implementation of their project (Denters, 2016, p. 232) This master thesis studies community initiatives that had dealt with cutbacks trying to understand how some of these initiatives were able to continue. This was done with the following research question: What strategies did facility-oriented community initiatives adopt after cutbacks and what were the effects of their strategies on the initiative’s continuity? Six community initiatives in the Netherlands were studied. The ACTIE model (Denters, Bakker, & Klok, 2014) was used to describe the initiatives’ situation before cutbacks and their strategy to overcome the cutbacks.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73676
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