Third Sector Policy at the Crossroads: An International Non-profit Analysisby Helmut K. Anheier, Jeremy Kendall
Pub. Date: 07/25/2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The nonprofit sector occupies an ever more central role in economic and social policies, from the redesign of welfare system in the U.S. or UK, to fostering democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, non-profit organizations face increased public scrutiny, and calls for more 'efficiency' and greater 'accountability'. Against this background, this… See more details below
The nonprofit sector occupies an ever more central role in economic and social policies, from the redesign of welfare system in the U.S. or UK, to fostering democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, non-profit organizations face increased public scrutiny, and calls for more 'efficiency' and greater 'accountability'. Against this background, this revealing book explore keys policy issues such as:
* Is the nonprofit sector in crisis?
* What are the common themes and patterns in current policy debates concerning the future of the nonprofit sector?
* What policy models are being discussed, and what are their implications?
* How can nonprofit organiztions negotiate a course between commercialization and tighter government regulation?
As this sector is confronted with often conflicting demands of new public management, tight budgeting, and greater competition, it arrives at a crucial crossroad in its development. Through the detailed investigations presented in this key book, postgraduate students of business and politics can fully explore this significant sector and analyze it's position in today's society.
- Taylor & Francis
- Publication date:
- Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Table of Contents
|List of illustrations|
|Notes on contributors|
|1||Third sector policy at the crossroads: continuity and change in the world of nonprofit organizations||1|
|2||The nonprofit sector at a crossroads: the case of America||17|
|3||Putting narrow-mindedness out of countenance: the UK voluntary sector in the new millennium||36|
|4||Decentring America's nonprofit sector: reflections on Salamon's crises analysis||51|
|5||What crises, what challenges? When nonprofitness makes no difference||61|
|6||The role of philanthropic foundations: lessons from America's experience with private foundations||69|
|7||Corporate philanthropy's future||91|
|8||On 'The role of philanthropic foundations: lessons from America's experience with private foundations'||102|
|9||Corporatism revisited: the legacy of history and the German nonprofit sector||114|
|10||The third sector and the European Union policy process: an initial evaluation||126|
|11||The distinction between institutionalized and noninstitutionalized NPOs: new policy initiatives and nonprofit organizations in Japan||153|
|12||The American third sector at the end of the twentieth century: public and private revisited||168|
|13||NGOs and their vulnerabilities during the time of transition: the case of Poland||183|
|14||Different Eastern European countries at different crossroads||193|
|15||Civil organizations in Mexico: recent evolutions and current prospects||203|
|16||Beyond the crossroads: policy issues for the Philippine nonprofit sector||209|
|17||South Africa: anti-apartheid NGOs in transition||218|
|18||Conclusion: the third sector at the crossroads? Social, political and economic dynamics||228|
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