The Third Sector in Europe (Globalization and Welfare Series)

The Third Sector in Europe (Globalization and Welfare Series)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843764007
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 05/04/2004
Series: Globalization and Welfare Series
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

List of figuresvii
List of tablesviii
List of contributorsix
Part IDistinct Realities and Concepts: The Third Sector in Europe
1.Defining the third sector in Europe11
Part IISocial Economies, Voluntary Agencies and the Civil Society: The Third Sector in Various European Countries
2.From suffocation to re-emergence: the evolution of the Italian third sector45
3.The development and future of the social economy in Sweden63
4.French civil society experiences: attempts to bridge the gap between political and economic dimensions83
5.From institutional fixation to entrepreneurial mobility? The German third sector and its contemporary challenges101
6.The welfare mix in the United Kingdom122
7.The Netherlands: from private initiatives to non-profit hybrids and back?144
Part IIIThe Third Sector, the State and the European Union
8.The state and the third sector in modern welfare states: independence, instrumentality, partnership169
9.The European Union and its programmes related to the third system188
10.The European Union and the third sector206
Part IVWhat Matters with Respect to the Third Sector? Theoretical Considerations
11.Alternative paradigms for the mixed economy: will sector matter?219
12.Social services by social enterprises: on the possible contributions of hybrid organizations and a civil society237

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