Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Rupert Taylor
    Pages 1-9
  3. Håkon Lorentzen
    Pages 21-35
  4. Freda Donoghue
    Pages 37-48
  5. Alan Fowler
    Pages 49-59
  6. Isabel Vidal
    Pages 61-71
  7. Lesley Hustinx, Femida Handy, Ram A. Cnaan
    Pages 73-89
  8. Jacqueline Butcher
    Pages 91-103
  9. Stephen Elstub
    Pages 105-119
  10. Jenny Harrow
    Pages 121-137
  11. Vicky Lambert, Irvine Lapsley
    Pages 139-149
  12. Bernd Helmig, Julia Thaler
    Pages 151-169
  13. Laurie Mook
    Pages 171-185
  14. Brenda Gainer
    Pages 187-200
  15. Annette Zimmer
    Pages 201-217
  16. Dag Wollebæk, Per Selle
    Pages 219-233
  17. Marilyn Taylor
    Pages 235-251
  18. Jonathan Murphy
    Pages 253-268
  19. Patricia Mooney Nickel, Angela M. Eikenberry
    Pages 269-279
  20. Ashwani Kumar
    Pages 281-298
  21. Vanessa Timmer
    Pages 299-316
  22. Ronaldo Munck
    Pages 317-326
  23. Patrick Bond
    Pages 327-336
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 337-342

About this book


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.


Civil Society Development Studies Global Governance ISTR Nonprofit Research Organizational Studies Philanthropy Social Capital Voluntas Volunteering organizations politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Rupert Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political StudiesUniversity of WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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