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The Impact of the NGO Sector and Roma/Gypsy Organisations on Bulgarian Social Policy-making 1989–1997

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 April 2002

KATHERINE PINNOCK
Affiliation:
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, University of Wolverhampton.

Abstract

This paper, drawing on fieldwork carried out in Bulgaria in 1997, examines the impact of Roma/Gypsies and the NGO sector on Bulgarian social policy-making between 1989 and 1997. NGOs emerged during this period as important actors in the field of social policy. They were seen as agents of civil society and as having scope to fill in gaps left by inadequate state welfare. However, a number of problems have also been identified, in terms of limited scope for participation and for long-term development. The paper explores both outside and inside forces that shaped NGO development and in turn social policy-making in Bulgaria in the period 1989–97. The case study of a Roma/Gypsy led NGO reveals this interplay of forces and shows how international, national and local social policy frameworks are both fundamental to and shaped by such NGO activities.

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