Third Sector Policy at the Crossroads: An International Non-profit Analysis

Third Sector Policy at the Crossroads: An International Non-profit Analysis

by Helmut K. Anheier, Jeremy Kendall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415213134

ISBN-13: 9780415213134

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415213134
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/25/2001
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
1Third sector policy at the crossroads: continuity and change in the world of nonprofit organizations1
2The nonprofit sector at a crossroads: the case of America17
3Putting narrow-mindedness out of countenance: the UK voluntary sector in the new millennium36
4Decentring America's nonprofit sector: reflections on Salamon's crises analysis51
5What crises, what challenges? When nonprofitness makes no difference61
6The role of philanthropic foundations: lessons from America's experience with private foundations69
7Corporate philanthropy's future91
8On 'The role of philanthropic foundations: lessons from America's experience with private foundations'102
9Corporatism revisited: the legacy of history and the German nonprofit sector114
10The third sector and the European Union policy process: an initial evaluation126
11The distinction between institutionalized and noninstitutionalized NPOs: new policy initiatives and nonprofit organizations in Japan153
12The American third sector at the end of the twentieth century: public and private revisited168
13NGOs and their vulnerabilities during the time of transition: the case of Poland183
14Different Eastern European countries at different crossroads193
15Civil organizations in Mexico: recent evolutions and current prospects203
16Beyond the crossroads: policy issues for the Philippine nonprofit sector209
17South Africa: anti-apartheid NGOs in transition218
18Conclusion: the third sector at the crossroads? Social, political and economic dynamics228
Index251

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