Third Sector Research Centre has published ‘Who’s speaking for whom? Exploring issues of third sector leadership, leverage and legitimacy’ (Working Paper 121).
The findings suggest that opportunities for policy influence have contracted under the Coalition government, and in some cases the routes to influence had changed. The paper also discusses the foundations upon which national sector leaders based their claims to legitimacy.
In pdf, 219KB, via http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/news/2014/who-speaks.aspx.