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Collective agency for service volunteers: a critical realist study of identity representation

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Stirling, C and Bull, R, Collective agency for service volunteers: a critical realist study of identity representation, Administration and Society, 43, (2) pp. 193-215. ISSN 0095-3997 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1177/0095399711400046

Abstract

Policy makers promote volunteering in part because it is a powerful mechanism for expanding local community services. Volunteers, however, are subject to processes and power dynamics within organizations, which limit their collective agency. This article reports key findings of a study of rural ambulance volunteers' agency.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:agency, critical realism, identity, policy, service, volunteer
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural Sociology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Social Structure and Health
Author:Stirling, C (Associate Professor Christine Stirling)
Author:Bull, R (Professor Rosalind Bull)
ID Code:70228
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2011-06-09
Last Modified:2014-12-04
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