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Adm. Sci. 2017, 7(4), 37;

Exploring Lobbying Practices in Israel’s Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations: An Application of the Libby Lobbying Model

Pat Libby Consulting, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
Department of Leadership Studies, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
Department of Human Services, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
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Received: 1 September 2017 / Revised: 15 October 2017 / Accepted: 16 October 2017 / Published: 24 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nonprofit Management in Transition)
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Nonprofit and voluntary associations around the world are the primary vehicle for representing the voices of citizens in the policy-making process. As scholars who are committed to advancing the role of civil society and the citizen, it is incumbent upon us to provide theoretical and practical frameworks that can assist nonprofits with this important work. In developed nations, the similarity between societal values and structures in democratic countries makes it possible to assess and advance best practices for policy advocacy regardless of the origin of those advocacy models. This research introduces a recently developed conceptual framework originally deployed to diagnose nonprofit organizations in the U.S. engaged in legislative advocacy. Applied to 12 Israeli nonprofit organizations involved in legislative advocacy and seeking to advance change through the legislative process, this paper assesses and expands the proposed model confirming that most facets of the U.S. framework were commonly used by Israeli nonprofits. There is also evidence that culturally embedded norms are the main source for deviations from the model applied in the U.S. View Full-Text
Keywords: nonprofit; nongovernmental; lobbying; civil society; advocacy; social change nonprofit; nongovernmental; lobbying; civil society; advocacy; social change
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Libby, P.; Deitrick, L.; Mano, R. Exploring Lobbying Practices in Israel’s Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations: An Application of the Libby Lobbying Model. Adm. Sci. 2017, 7, 37.

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