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Application of Wagner’s Reframing of the „Social Origins“ Theory in the Czech Republic
Application of Wagner’s Reframing of the „Social Origins“ Theory in the Czech Republic

Author(s): Zuzana Prouzová, Vladimír Hyánek
Subject(s): Evaluation research, Social Theory, Public Finances
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Social origins; public support; satelite account of the nonprofit institutions; elasticity of the institutional changes;
Summary/Abstract: If we look for an alternative to the Salamon-Anheier Social Origins Theory, for methodology we find it in the article by Wagner (2000), Reframing „Social Origins“ Theory: The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. Wagner introduces an alternative concept based on a historical and institutional analysis of intersectoral dynamics and structural changes. Wagner tries to reformulate social origins theory in such a way that its shortcomings are eliminated; mainly its a historical character and the lack of respect for changes, which take place in the public space. He introduces a new variable, the so-called elasticity of institutional change, that is the relation between percentage change of non-profit providers and government providers.