International Encyclopedia of Civil Society / Edition 1

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Overview

Recently the topic of civil society has generated a wave of interest, and a wealth of new information. Until now no publication has attempted to organize and consolidate this knowledge.

The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society fills this gap, establishing a common set of understandings and terminology, and an analytical starting point for future research. Global in scope and authoritative in content, the Encyclopedia offers succinct summaries of core concepts and theories; definitions of terms; biographical entries on important figures and organizational profiles. In addition, it serves as a reliable and up-to-date guide to additional sources of information.

In sum, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the contours of civil society, social capital, philanthropy and nonprofits across cultures and historical periods. For researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management and social enterprise, this is the most systematic appraisal of a rapidly growing field.

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“The encyclopaedia is aimed at a professional and practitioner readership, and will find a natural role in the library of a large academic/research institution. It will appeal also to writers and researchers in think-tanks and lobbying bodies, and in foundations engaged in supporting political research and analysis of social capital and entrepreneurship.” (Stuart Hannabuss, Reference Reviews, Vol. 24 (8), 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387939940
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/16/2009
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 4.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Helmut K. Anheier (Ph.D. Yale University, 1986) is Director of the Center for Civil Society at UCLA’s School of Public Affairs, where he is also a Professor of Social Welfare. From 1998 to 2002 he was the founding director of Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics, and a member of LSE’s Department of Social Policy, where he now holds the honorary title of Centennial Professor. Prior to this he was a Senior Research Associate and Project Co-director at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. He is a founding editor of Voluntas, and author of over 200 publications in several languages. Before embarking on an academic career, Dr. Anheier served as Social Affairs Officer with the United Nations. He has also held research appointments at Yale University, the University of Cologne, and the Science Center in Berlin.

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Table of Contents

Intro.- Foreword.- Acknowledgments.- Encyclopedia Entries.- Conclusion.- Appendix.- Index.

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