Irish Times coverage of Irish relief and development nongovernmental organisations, legitimacy and accountability, 1994-2009: analysis and implications for the role of nongovernmental organisations

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Donovan, Orla
dc.contributor.author Hughes, Marguerite
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-21T10:14:02Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-16T21:06:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.date.submitted 2012-02
dc.identifier.citation Hughes, M. 2012. Irish Times coverage of Irish relief and development nongovernmental organisations, legitimacy and accountability, 1994-2009: analysis and implications for the role of nongovernmental organisations. DSocSc Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/523
dc.description.abstract The overall aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which and ways in which Irish relief and development nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) were linked with the concepts of legitimacy and accountability in Irish Times newspaper coverage between 1994 and 2009. This research was based on a quantitative content analysis of 215 Irish Times articles and the results were analysed using statistical methods. Key findings of the research included that NGO accountability received significantly more coverage than NGO legitimacy, "principal-agent" approaches to NGO accountability received significantly more coverage than "stakeholder" approaches to NGO accountability, and questioning of NGOs based on either their accountability or legitimacy was very limited. It is suggested that these findings may indicate both a failure by Irish NGOs to promote "development literacy" and global solidarity among the Irish public, and a limited degree of "development literacy" and global solidarity among the Irish public. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2012, Marguerite Hughes en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Nongovernmental organisations en
dc.subject Legitimacy en
dc.subject Accountability en
dc.subject Quantitative content analysis en
dc.subject.lcsh Non-governmental organizations--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Social sciences--Methodology en
dc.title Irish Times coverage of Irish relief and development nongovernmental organisations, legitimacy and accountability, 1994-2009: analysis and implications for the role of nongovernmental organisations en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname D.SocSc en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Applied Social Studies en


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