Sponsored Social Change in a Public Housing Project
Federal and local pressures have given rise to a hybrid organization that brings together disparate groups from the public and non-profit sectors to address complex social problems. This article examines one such organizational emergence of state-affiliated sponsorship. Based on data from a multi-method case study, we find that not only do members of the sponsoring organization use legitimate authority structures, existing laws, and social norms to reproduce their power, they do so with a state mandate that privileges their expertise and processes.
Denise Cobb, Jon Shefner and Beth Rubin. 2006. “Sponsored Social Change in a Public Housing Project.” Qualitative Sociology Volume 25:2.