The Policy Paradox of Philanthropy: Accountability Mechanisms, Legitimacy and Policy Influence
2009 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
By analyzing philanthropists as policy network actors, the paper investigates contradictory analytical indications for how their lack of accountability mechanisms may affect their ability to influence policymaking. Philanthropists’ lack of accountability mechanisms may enable them to strategically purchase legitimacy, which may increase their policy influence. Paradoxically, philanthropists’ lack of accountability mechanisms may also decrease their democratic legitimacy, which may decrease their policy influence. A model is conceptualized for testing this policy paradox of philanthropy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy networks, Philanthropy
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32301OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32301DiVA: diva2:1083985
ARNOVA 38th Annual Conference arranged by Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, land, Ohio, USA, November 19-21 2009 & Governance Networks: Democracy, Policy Innovation and Global Regulation arranged by the Centre for Democratic Network Governance at Roskilde University, Sørup Mansion, Denmark, December 2-4, 2009