Third Sector Research

Editors: Taylor, Rupert (Ed.)

  • The first truly international volume on Third Sector Research All chapters are original contributions written for this volume Reflects the interdisciplinary nature of Third Sector Research

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About this Textbook

To mark the 20th Anniversary of Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations the editor has compiled a comprehensive overview of contemporary debates in third sector scholarship, comprised of all original research by leaders in the field. This work offers a critical review of the central and innovative themes that have come to form the core of third sector debate and research with an international focus.

The first global compendium of third sector research, this contributions to this work provide an international, multi-disciplinary, and state-of-the-art overview of the field. The contributions not only examine and review the existing scholarship, but introduce new perspectives and thinking on the third sector—especially in terms of future implications around the world.

Topics covered include:
-History and Development of the Field
-New Trends in Volunteering and Philanthropy
-Volunteering and Participation in Developing Countries
-Leadership and Governance
-Corporate Responsibility
-Social Capital
-Global Civil Society

With a broad and comprehensive look at the field of Third Sector Research, this work will be of primary interest to researchers in political science, sociology, development studies, and nonprofit leadership programs.

About the authors

Rupert Taylor (b. 1958) is Associate Professor of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He completed a BA degree in Politics and Government at the University of Kent in 1980, followed by an MSc at the London School of Economics in 1981 and a PhD in Sociology at Kent, completed in 1986.[1] He was formerly a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the New School for Social Research in New York, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University and a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Politics, Queen's University Belfast. Taylor's research interests include political violence, transitions to democracy and non-governmental organisations. Taylor has written widely in the areas of South African politics and the Northern Ireland conflict. His publications include articles in African Affairs, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Peace and Change, The Political Quarterly, Race and Class, The Round Table, and TELOS. He is currently editor of Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"most chapters admirably reflect on the state of third sector research in different fields, showing that is has grown into a vivid research domain, clearly stimulated by high quality research outlets such as Voluntas...this book presents a plethora of challenging and sometimes critical thoughts, which should inspire all kinds of third sector researchers to refine and advance third sector knowledge".--Silva Ferreira, book reviews editor, Voluntas

“A significant contribution to the understanding of phenomena that have often not been characterized in such a richly international way, and the breadth and depth of topical coverage is commendable. This book is appropriate as a source of supplemental readings for graduate-level courses about the nature of the voluntary sector, and especially for inserting a comparative perspective in courses that might otherwise emphasize third sector activities in a single country. … a must-have resource for anybody who teaches or studies third sector activities.” (Murat Onder, International Review of Public Administration, Vol. 17 (1), April, 2012)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Third Sector Research
Editors
  • Rupert Taylor
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5707-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5707-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5706-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1513-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 342
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
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