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Dr. Susan Hoffman
The purpose of my research is to examine the relationship between formal government actors and social service nonprofit organizations in the public policymaking process in the United States. I deploy established policy theory and organizational theory to observe this complex association with a case study of Planned Parenthood through two levels of analysis: (1) a framework staging nonprofit organizations as important actors in policy-oriented communities, and (2) the political process of policymaking at the state and federal level.
Gryska, Hannah J., "The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in the Public Policymaking Process in the United States: Advocacy and Implementation in the Social Service Sector" (2005). Honors Theses. 901.
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