Third sector research

Third sector research investigates the nature, role and influence of non-governmental (or not-for-profit) organisations. Key topics for third sector research include the role of NGOs in social policy development and governance; the history and organisation of NGO services in specific fields such as domestic violence, community development, ageing and child protection; how NGOs contribute to global social policy and international aid and development; NGOs and their contribution to democracy; and the role of human service NGOs in social policy research.

Researchers in this area include:

Dr Alex McCormick Lecturer; Postdoctoral Fellow
Keywords: Education for All, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, Global Social Policy, Norm Transfer, Critical Discourse Analysis
Associate Professor Ruth Phillips Associate Professor in Social Work and Policy Studies
Associate Professor Margot Rawsthorne Associate Professor, Community Development