The third sector is one of the main partners for European governments in policy development and implementation. However, the relationship has often been a delicate one, touching on issues of autonomy and legitimacy. In this chapter, we give an overview of different theoretical reasons for and types of collaboration between the third sector and the state. We also describe the different traditions of collaboration that have emerged across Europe. Finally, we discuss the risks associated with this kind of relationship.
|Title of host publication
|The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe
|E. Ongaro, S. van Thiel
|Number of pages
|Published - 29 Nov 2017