Social Intervention and the Financing State:Trick or Treat?
CTPP IDT Matosinhos, Portugal
SOCIAL INTERVENTION AND THE FINANCING STATE: TRICK OR TREAT?
This presentation is part of the work developed in order to obtain the master in Sociology. It aims to analize the negotiations (Strauss: 1992) between the public entities and the organizations that receive subventions to act in the social sphere.
Nowadays, state delegates more and more social service tasks in non-profit organizations. It finances these organizations so that they may accomplish the public responsability of enhancing the quality of life deprived people. The economic subordination may undermine the desirable authonomy of these organizations (Hespanha: 2000).
This paper explores the ways organizations deal whith public control and "trick" dependency, using their local knowledge (Geertz: 1993).