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Title: More than just money? : a sociological analysis of the relationships between feminist organisations and Violence Against Women and Girls state funders in Scotland
Author: Maxwell, Tanita L.
ISNI:       0000 0004 6353 2282
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis is a sociological investigation into the relationships between feminist organisations and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) state funders in Scotland. Qualitative research was conducted which included critical frame analysis of the Scottish Government's VAWG strategy documents and semi-structured interviews with funders and workers in feminist organisations. The first phase of the research addresses the ways in which feminist organisations have been able to affect the Scottish Government's definition and approach to tackling VAWG. The Scottish Government's definition of violence against women and girls is important because it determines which feminist organisations are eligible for VAWG state funding. The second phase involves an exploration of the dynamics and power relations between feminist organisations and VAWG state funders. Here, I explore the mechanisms by which funding influences the organisations' structures and practices. Exploring the claims made within neo-institutionalism and resource dependence theory, this thesis offers a unique contribution to the literature on the relationships between feminist organisations and state funders. My findings indicate that the political and discursive opportunities have created a favourable context for feminist organisations to unobtrusively mobilise and influence the Scottish Government's framing of the issue of VAWG (Katzenstein 1990, 1998). Resource dependence has led state funded feminist organisations' to accept greater accountability requirements and form close relationships with VAWG state funders. State funding has intensified pressures on feminist organisations to adopt more professionalised structures and practices, with normative and mimetic isomorphism evident in the VAWG organisational field. Ultimately, relationships between feminist organisations and VAWG state funders have become about 'more than just money'.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Violence (IDAV) Programme ; University of Aberdeen
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Women ; Children ; Violence