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Terry Cox (University of Glasgow, UK)

The Changing Role of Civil Society Organisations in Welfare Provision in Russia

The paper examines the main changes in the role of civil society organisations in providing social welfare in Russia since the 1990s. It reviews the existing literature on this subject and seeks to identify key issues for the future development of civil society activity in welfare. It draws on the annual reports of the USAID NGO Sustainability reports as a source of the views of actors involved in civil society organisations and seeks to analyse their evidence in the context of the main trends identified in the research literature.