This paper questions whether asylum seeker integration is promoted through inter-organisational relationships between non-profit and voluntary organisations (NPVOs) and government agencies. It focuses particularly on the role of NPVOs in service delivery (co-management) and in the delivery and planning of public services (co-governance). It presents a research study on the public services provided to asylum seekers in Glasgow and asks the following questions: What role do NPVOs play in the planning and delivery of public services? When planning and delivering public services, to what extent do NPVOs work across organisational boundaries and what kind of relationships exist? And in practice, what makes inter-organisational relationships work? This paper offers new empirical evidence and also contributes to the theoretical debate around the integration of asylum seekers.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations|
|Early online date||12 Dec 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2017|
- inter-organisational relationships
- asylum seekers
- non-profit and voluntary organisations