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Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies

The Values of Volunteering

Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Editors: Dekker, Paul, Halman, Loek (Eds.)

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Volunteering is one of those phenomena which, despite the limited number of people actually involved in it, is seen as highly important for the proper functioning of society. In fact, volunteering and active participation in voluntary associations are considered to be key components of civil society; it is felt that they generate social cohesion and societal self-regulation as well as strengthening political democracy by developing individual citizenship and organizing countervailing powers. Issues such as these have gained momentum in recent years, especially since Putnam's publications in the 1990s on civic community and democracy in Italy and on the decline of social capital in the United States. However, interest in these issues in fact dates back to the time of the Civic Culture project carried out in the 1950s and 1960s by Almond and Verba, and even much earlier to Tocqueville's famous study Democracy in America in the 1830s. All of these studies, and many more, stress the importance of voluntary civic engagement for the development and maintenance of civilized societal cohesion and political democracy. This research tradition addresses volunteering as just one form of voluntary social and political involvement that might well be linked with other forms, such as passive and active membership of voluntary associations, incidental political activism, or individual involvement in public discourse. However, most studies on volunteering are written in another tradition that is more specifically directed toward direct helping behavior, service delivery, and unpaid work.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Volunteering and Values

    Dekker, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • All in the Eyes of the Beholder?

    Meijs, Lucas C. P. M. (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

  • Volunteering in Global Perspective

    Hodgkinson, Virginia A.

    Pages 35-53

  • Modernization and Volunteering

    Inglehart, Ronald

    Pages 55-70

  • Institutional Roots of Volunteering

    Salamon, Lester M. (et al.)

    Pages 71-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Values of Volunteering
Book Subtitle
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Editors
  • Paul Dekker
  • Loek Halman
Series Title
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0145-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0145-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47737-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-306-47854-3
Series ISSN
1568-2579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 226
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