The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations

  • David Horton Smith
  • David Horton Smith
  • David Horton Smith
  • David Horton Smith
  • David Horton Smith
  • Robert A. Stebbins
  • Jurgen Grotz
  • Jurgen Grotz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David H. Smith, Robert A. Stebbins
      Pages 1-20
  3. Historical and Conceptual Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Bernard Harris, Andrew Morris, Richard S. Ascough, Grace L. Chikoto, Peter R. Elson, John McLoughlin et al.
      Pages 23-58
    3. David H. Smith, Stijn Van Puyvelde
      Pages 59-89
    4. David H. Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, Jurgen Grotz, Pradeep Kumar, Janice L. H. Nga, Stijn Van Puyvelde
      Pages 90-125
    5. John P. Robinson, Jonathan Gershuny, David H. Smith, Kimberly Fisher, Chang-Won Lee, Robert A. Stebbins
      Pages 126-144
    6. David H. Smith, Sarah Dury, John Mohan, Robert A. Stebbins
      Pages 145-177
    7. Jan W. van Deth, Bob Edwards, Gabriel B˘adescu, Alisa Moldavanova, Michael Woolcock
      Pages 178-197
    8. Vincent Chua, Bonnie H. Erickson
      Pages 198-205
  4. Special Types of Volunteering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Christopher J. Einolf, Lionel Prouteau, Tamara Nezhina, Aigerim R. Ibrayeva
      Pages 223-241
    3. Benjamin J. Lough, Peter Devereux, Helene Perold, Agnes Uhereczky
      Pages 242-258
    4. Thomas A. Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Benjamin J. Lough, Ebenezer Obadare, David H. Smith
      Pages 259-274
    5. Stephen L. Wearing, Angela M. Benson, Nancy McGehee
      Pages 275-289
    6. Helen K. Liu, Yvonne D. Harrison, Jackie J. K. Lai, Grace L. Chikoto, Karina Jones-Lungo
      Pages 290-310
    7. Benigno E. Aguirre, Jesus Macias-Medrano, José Luis Batista-Silva, Grace L. Chikoto, Quintus R. Jett, Karina Jones-Lungo
      Pages 311-329
    8. Jeffrey L. Brudney, Young-joo Lee, Suad A. Bin Afif, Nick Ockenden, Aminata Sillah
      Pages 330-348
    9. Lesley Hustinx, Itamar Y. Shachar, Femida Handy, David H. Smith
      Pages 349-365
  5. Major Activity Areas of Volunteering and Associations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Angela Ellis-Paine, Steinunn Hrafnsdóttir, Chul-Hee Kang, Laila Kundzin¸a-Zwejniec, Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Kalinga T. Silva et al.
      Pages 369-392
    3. Carol Munn-Giddings, Tomofumi Oka, Thomasina Borkman, Grace L. Chikoto, Jürgen Matzat, Rolando Montaño-Fraire
      Pages 393-416
    4. Marina Saitgalina, Ting ZHAO, Robert A. Stebbins, David H. Smith
      Pages 417-435
    5. Marcelo Vieta, Jack Quarter, Roger Spear, Alexandra Moskovskaya
      Pages 436-453
    6. Victor Pestoff, Akira Kurimoto, Caroline Gijselinckx, Ann Hoyt, Mirta Vuotto
      Pages 454-471
    7. Ram A. Cnaan, Siniša Zrinšˇcak, Henrietta Grönlund, David H. Smith, Ming HU, Meme D. Kinoti et al.
      Pages 472-494
    8. Annette Zimmer, David H. Smith, Abdalhadi Alijla
      Pages 495-515
    9. Jacob Mwathi Mati, Fengshi WU, Bob Edwards, Sherine N. El Taraboulsi, David H. Smith
      Pages 516-538
  6. Influences on Volunteering and Association Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 539-539
    2. René Bekkers, Sara H. Konrath, David H. Smith
      Pages 541-579
    3. Doug Baer, Lionel Prouteau, David Swindell, Aida Savicka, David H. Smith, Kuang-Ting TAI
      Pages 580-606
    4. Rebecca Nesbit, Alisa Moldavanova, Carlos E. Cavalcante, Veronique Jochum, Lin NIE, Sava¸s Z. ¸Sahin
      Pages 607-631
    5. Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Ed Metz, Edward Hogg, Barbara Ibrahim, David H. Smith, Lili Wang
      Pages 682-701
    6. David H. Smith, Boguslawa Sardinha, Alisa Moldavanova, Hsiang-Kai Dennis DONG, Meenaz Kassam, Young-joo Lee et al.
      Pages 702-751
    7. Andri Soteri-Proctor, David H. Smith, Tereza Pospíšilová, Krishna Roka, YU Pengjie
      Pages 807-835
  7. Internal Structures of Associations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 805-805
    2. David H. Smith, Tereza Pospíšilová, WU Fengshi
      Pages 836-873
    3. Thomas R. Davies, Hans P. Schmitz, Susan Appe, Daniel Barragan-Teran, Bonfas Owinga, Paloma G. Raggo et al.
      Pages 874-893
    4. Stijn Van Puyvelde, Christopher Cornforth, Christophe Dansac, GUO Chao, Alan Hough, David H. Smith
      Pages 894-914
    5. Salma Akhter, Kunle Akingbola, Anna Domaradzka-Widla, Omar K. Kristmundsson, Chiku Malunga, Uzi Sasson
      Pages 915-949
    6. Dan Sundblom, David H. Smith, Per Selle, Christophe Dansac, Courtney Jensen
      Pages 950-971
    7. Mark A. Hager, Emma Juaneda-Ayensa, Fernando A. Nogueira, Mikulas Pstross, David H. Smith
      Pages 975-991
  8. Internal Processes of Associations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 973-973
    2. Ian W. Bruce, Mikko Laamanen, Robert Ashcraft, Marian Min CHEN, Irina Mersianova, Hanna Nel et al.
      Pages 992-1006
    3. Joyce Rothschild, Katherine K. Chen, David H. Smith, Omar Kristmundsson
      Pages 1007-1024
    4. Christopher Corbett, Denise Vienne, Khaldoun Abou Assi, Harriet Namisi, David H. Smith
      Pages 1025-1044
    5. Laurie Mook, Monika Rajcsanyi-Molnar, Carolyn Cordery, Garth Nowland-Foreman, David H. Smith, Lore Wellens
      Pages 1045-1059

About this book


Written by over 200 leading experts from over seventy countries, this handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research on volunteering, civic participation and nonprofit membership associations. The first handbook on the subject to be truly multinational and interdisciplinary in its authorship, it represents a major milestone for the discipline. Each chapter follows a rigorous theoretical structure examining definitions, historical background, key analytical issues, usable knowledge, and future trends and required research. The nine parts of the handbook cover the historical and conceptual background of the discipline; special types of volunteering; the major activity areas of volunteering and associations; influences on volunteering and association participation; the internal structures of associations; the internal processes of associations; the external environments of associations; the scope and impacts of volunteering and associations; and conclusions and future prospects.

This handbook provides an essential reference work for third-sector research and practice, including a valuable glossary of terms defining over eighty key concepts. Sponsored by the International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations (ICSERA;, it will appeal to scholars, policymakers and practitioners, and helps to define the emergent academic discipline of voluntaristics.


Volunteering citizen participation voluntary associations membership associations voluntaristics influences on volunteering and participation history of associations theories of associations and volunteering typologies of associations and volunteering serious leisure leisure and volunteering Leisure General Activity Pattern/LGAP social capital social networks and associations hybrid associations informal volunteering stipended transnational and national service volunteering tourism volunteering online volunteering and cyber-associations capital demography environment Nation nature participation pluralism service society technology tourism Tradition Transnational trust

Authors and affiliations

  • David Horton Smith
    • 1
  • David Horton Smith
    • 2
  • David Horton Smith
    • 3
  • David Horton Smith
    • 4
  • David Horton Smith
    • 5
  • Robert A. Stebbins
    • 6
  • Jurgen Grotz
    • 7
  • Jurgen Grotz
    • 8
  1. 1.Boston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  3. 3.University of East AngliaNorwichUK
  4. 4.City University LondonLondonUK
  5. 5.Institute for Philanthropy, Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  6. 6.University of CalgaryCanada
  7. 7.Institute for Volunteering Research, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)UK
  8. 8.University of East AngliaNorwichUK

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