Summary of research by Dr Jane Cullingworth which explores the relationship between the third sector and the state in Scotland.

This document summarises PhD research undertaken by Dr Jane Cullingworth at the University of Glasgow from 2015-2020, which was supported by What Works Scotland.

Her research explores the relationship between the third sector (broadly defined as charities, community organisations and social enterprises) and the state (focusing on the Scottish Government and a local authority).

The document, aimed primarily at the third sector audience, presents an introduction to the research, an outline of the case study approach, four key findings and four recommendations – two of which are targeted at the third sector and two at the state.

See more details about the research and the findings and recommendations in the research summary published on the Policy Scotland website.