International Encyclopedia of Civil Society

Editors: Anheier, Helmut K., Toepler, Stefan (Eds.)

  • Complete, comprehensive guide to the study of Civil Society, including people, organizations, and other substantive terms necessary for understanding the field
  • Provides cross-references to create a single, cohesive language and framework for understanding this interdisciplinary field
  • An international group of contributors ensures that the field will be covered from a global perspective
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About this Reference Work

Renewed and growing interest in the topic of civil society has generated a wealth of new information and knowledge on the subject, but until now, there was no comprehensive reference work to organize and consolidate this knowledge. 

The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society will fill this gap, creating a framework for cross-disciplinary communication by providing succinct summaries of concepts and theories, definitions of terms, biographical entries, and organizational profiles.  It will also serve as a guide to sources of information, and an overview of the contours of civil society, social capital, philanthropy and nonprofits in different parts of the world, and across cultures and historical periods.

 

The key purpose of the encyclopedia is to provide a common set of understandings and a terminological and analytical starting point for the future development in the growing field of civil society studies worldwide. At the international level, the encyclopedia will represent the most systematic intellectual stocktaking of a growing and rapidly developing field.

 

The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society will have considerable appeal to researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management studies, social enterprise as well as development studies programs.

About the authors

Helmut K. Anheier (Ph.D. Yale University, 1986) is Director of the Center for Civil Society at UCLA’s School of Public Affairs, where he is also a Professor of Social Welfare. From 1998 to 2002 he was the founding director of Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics, and a member of LSE’s Department of Social Policy, where he now holds the honorary title of Centennial Professor. Prior to this he was a Senior Research Associate and Project Co-director at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. He is a founding editor of Voluntas, and author of over 200 publications in several languages. Before embarking on an academic career, Dr. Anheier served as Social Affairs Officer with the United Nations. He has also held research appointments at Yale University, the University of Cologne, and the Science Center in Berlin.

 

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“The encyclopaedia is aimed at a professional and practitioner readership, and will find a natural role in the library of a large academic/research institution. It will appeal also to writers and researchers in think-tanks and lobbying bodies, and in foundations engaged in supporting political research and analysis of social capital and entrepreneurship.” (Stuart Hannabuss, Reference Reviews, Vol. 24 (8), 2010)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Encyclopedia of Civil Society
Editors
  • Helmut K. Anheier
  • Stefan Toepler
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Print ISBN
978-0-387-93994-0
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-93996-4
Print + eBook ISBN
978-0-387-93997-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 528
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