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The nature of the nonprofit sector

Author: J Steven Ott; Lisa A Dicke
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Westview Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An updated volume of classic and contemporary readings presenting the most influential theories, concepts, and issues associated with the nonprofit sector

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Steven Ott; Lisa A Dicke
ISBN: 9780813344911 0813344913
OCLC Number: 710018948
Description: xix, 414 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector. What is the Nonprofit Sector? / BoardSource --
The Nonprofit Sector in Brief, The Urban Institute: Facts and Figures from the Nonprofit Almanac 2008 --
The Idea of a Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector / Peter Frumkin --
Measuring Civil Society: The Johns Hopkins Global Civil Society Index / Lester M. Salamon, & Wojciech Sokolowski. Part II. The Nonprofit Sector's Distinctive Values and Contributions to Society. The Gospel of Wealth / Andrew Carnegie --
The Filer Commission Report / John H. Filer --
The Impact of the Voluntary Sector on Society / David Horton Smith. pt. III. Historical Evolution of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector. The Nonprofit Sector in Historical Perspective: Traditions of Philanthropy in the West / Kevin C. Robbins --
A Brief History of the Nonprofit Sector / Thomas P. Holland & Roger A. Ritvo. pt. IV. The Rationale for Tax-Exemption and Tax-Deductions. Tax-Exempt Organization / Christopher Hoyt --
A History of the Tax-Exempt Sector / Paul Arnsberger [and others] --
pt. V. Economic and Political Theories of the Nonprofit Sector. Government Failure Theory / Dennis R. Young --
Contract Failure Theory / Dennis R. Young --
And Lettuce Is Nonanimal: Toward a Positive Economics of Voluntary Action / Roger A. Lohmann --
The Constitution of Citizens: Political Theories of Nonprofit Organizations / Elisabeth S. Clemens. pt. VI. Social and Community Theories of the Nonprofit Sector --
To Empower People: The Role of Mediating Structures in Public Policy / Peter L. Berger & Richard John Neuhaus --
Nonprofit Organizations and Community / Steven Rathgeb Smith & Michael Lipsky --
Organizational Social Capital and Nonprofits / Jo Anne Schneider --
Communities, Networks, and the Future of Philanthropy / Julian Wolpert. pt. VII. Organization Theories of the Nonprofit Sector. Organizational Theory and Structure / Helmut K. Anheier --
Perspectives on Organizational Governance: Some Effects on Government-Nonprofit Relations / J. Steven Ott --
Organizations and Movements / Doug McAdam & W. Richard Scott. Part VIII. Theories of Giving. What Is Altruism? / Alan Wolf --
Doing Good / David H. Smith --
The Call of Service: Satisfactions / Robert Coles --
Philanthropy in Communities of Color / Bradford Smith [and others] --
The World We Must Build / Charles T. Clotfelter & Thomas Ehrlich. pt. IX. The Blending and Blurring of the Sectors. Third Party Government / Dennis R. Young --
Nonprofit Sector: Increasing Numbers and Key Role in Delivering Federal Services / United States Government Accountability Office --
The Future of the Nonprofit Sector: Its Entwining with Private Enterprise and Government / Burton A. Weisbrod. pt. X. The Nonprofit Sector Internationally: The Global Context. Government-Nonprofit Relations from an International Perspective / Lester M. Salamon --
State-linked Associational Life: Illuminating Blind Spots of Existing Paradigms / Benjamin L. Read --
Civil Society as Associational Life / Michael Edwards.
Responsibility: edited by J. Steven Ott and Lisa A. Dicke.

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