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Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies

Perspectives on Volunteering

Voices from the South

Editors: Butcher, Jacqueline, Einolf, Christopher J. (Eds.)

  • ​The first book to look at the volunteering experience in the global South
  • Compares and contrasts the research on volunteering in developed nations that has been extensively examined
  • Discusses volunteering as a universal or particular phenomenon in its practice, motivations and consequences.
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About this book

​This volume overlooks the distinct expressions and awareness of volunteering in the lived reality of people from different regions of the world. By casting the net widely this book not only expands the geographic reach of experiences, models and case studies but also transcends the conventional focus on formal volunteering. It highlights institutional forms of volunteering specific to developing nations and also describes volunteering that is more loosely institutionalized, informal, and a part of solidarity and collective spirit.  As a result this book provides a different look at the values, meaning, acts and expressions of volunteering.

The chapters in this book consist of essays and case studies that present recent academic research, thinking and practice on volunteering.  Working from the premise that volunteering is universal this collection draws on experiences from Latin America, Africa including Egypt, and Asia. This book focuses on developing countries and countries in transition in order to provide a fresh set of experiences and perspectives on volunteering. While developing countries and countries in transition are in the spotlight for this volume, the developed country experience is not ignored. Rather the essays use it as a critical reference point for comparisons, allowing points of convergence, disconnect and intersection to emerge.

About the authors

Jacqueline Butcher is Director of the Centro de Investigación y Estudios sobre Sociedad Civil, (CIESC) (Center for Civil Society Research and Studies) in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Tecnológico de Monterrery, Mexico City Campus. Her areas of research focus on civil society, volunteering and solidarity. Her work has appeared in various academic journals such as Voluntas, and the Mexican Journal of Psychology and Human Development. Recent edited publications include Mexican solidarity: Citizen participation and volunteering (2010, Springer) and Generosidad en México (Generosity in Mexico) (2013, Porrúa). She is associate editor for Voluntas as well as a former President of the International Society for Third Sector Research, (ISTR).

Christopher J. Einolf is an Associate Professor at DePaul University’s School of Public Service in Chicago, where he researches volunteering, charitable giving, and human rights. His work has appeared in Journal of Marriage and Family, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Social Science Research, and Social Indicators Research, and he recently published America in the Philippines, 1899-1902: The First Torture Scandal (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014). He wrote the report on informal volunteering for the 2011 United Nations State of the World’s Volunteering Report, which will be published as a chapter in the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook on Volunteering and Nonprofit Associations


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Volunteering: A Complex Social Phenomenon

    Butcher, Jacqueline (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Closing the Gap? New Perspectives on Volunteering North and South

    Salamon, Lester M. (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

  • Perceptions of Volunteering and Their Effect on Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation in Mozambique, Nepal and Kenya

    Hacker, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • The Role of Civic Service in Enhancing Youth Employability: Reflections on National Youth Service Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Delany, Aislinn (et al.)

    Pages 75-98

  • Corporate Volunteering in the Global South

    Allen, Kenn (et al.)

    Pages 99-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on Volunteering
Book Subtitle
Voices from the South
Editors
  • Jacqueline Butcher
  • Christopher J. Einolf
Series Title
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39899-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39899-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39897-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81993-8
Series ISSN
1568-2579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 280
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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