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VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

Official journal of the International Society for Third-Sector Research

Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Enjolras

ISSN: 0957-8765 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-7888 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11266


Bernard Enjolras, Institutt for Samfunnsforskning (Institute for Social Research), Oslo, Norway


Book Review Editor: Silvia Ferreira, Department of Economics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal email: smdf@fe.uc.pt

Senior Editorial Committee:

Taco Brandsen, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Alberto Hernandez,  School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico

Lesley Hustinx, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Ebenezer Obadare, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

Steven Rathgeb Smith, Nancy Bell Evans Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Dag Wollebaek, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, Bergen, Norway


Helmut K. Anheier, Director, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany

Thomas Boje, Roskilde Universitet, Roskilde, Denmark

Jacqueline Butcher, Center for Civil Society Research and Studies  CIESC at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico

Jacques Defourny, Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium

Paul Dekker, Tilburg University, Tilburg and the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP, Den Haag, the Netherlands

Wendy Earles, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia

Adalbert Evers, Justus Liebig Universität Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Brenda Gainer, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Benjamin Gidron, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Adam Habib, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

David C. Hammack, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Bernd Helmig, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Marc Jegers, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium

Jeremy Kendall, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Eliza W. Y. Lee, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 

Eghosa E. Osaghae, Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City, Nigeria

Tae Kyu Park, Department of Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Victor Pestoff, Institute for Civil Society Studies Ersta-Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden

Miroslav Pospisil, Director, Centre for Nonprofit Sector Research, Brno, Czech Republic

Lester Salamon, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Per Selle, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies and Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway 

Mark Sidel, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Marilyn Taylor, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Andrés A. Thompson, Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Brazil

Yves Vaillancourt, Research Center on Social Innovations, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, QC, Canada

Isabel Vidal, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Arthur Williamson, Social and Policy Research Institute, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK

Karen Wright, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

Naoto Yamauchi, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Annette Zimmer, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany 



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    The official journal of the International Society for Third-Sector Research, Voluntas is an interdisciplinary international journal that aims to be the central forum for worldwide research in the area between the state, market, and household sectors. Articles are published in English but abstracts in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic are included. The journal combines full-length articles with shorter research notes (reflecting the latest developments in the field) and book reviews.

    Voluntas is essential reading for all those engaged in research into the Third Sector (voluntary and nonprofit organizations) including economists, lawyers, political scientists, psychologists, sociologists, and social and public policy analysts. It aims to present leading-edge academic argument around civil society issues in a style that is accessible to practitioners and policymakers.
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