Rural non-profit leaders and their (in)formal role in local development

Potluka, Oto and Fanta, Petr. (2020) Rural non-profit leaders and their (in)formal role in local development. Voluntary Sector Review, 11 (3).

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Current interest in place-based leadership is playing a crucial role in local development. It concerns mainly politicians and public servants. The role of non-profit leaders is still an under-researched topic. Thus, we ask the following research questions: Are rural areas with local action groups (LAGs) more attractive to people than those without? Within rural areas with LAGs, are those with a higher proportion of non-profit partners more attractive to people? On a sample of 6,262 Czech municipalities, we tested whether membership of municipalities in LAGs and non-profit leadership attributed to positive migration balance. We did it by the application of the propensity score matching method combined with the difference-indifference approach. We found positive estimates for both LAGs' membership and non-profit leadership on the attractiveness of municipalities. The participation of non-profit leaders makes an important difference. These results underline the importance of bottom-up approaches with voluntary engagement. Moreover, our findings demonstrate contradictory aspects of top-down imposed policies.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS)
UniBasel Contributors:Potluka, Oto
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Policy Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:02 Mar 2021 16:27

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