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

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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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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
Index 251
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