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Local Economic and Employment Development The Non‐profit Sector in a Changing Economy: (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9264199543)

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Recent socio‐economic trends, welfare state reform; the emergence of civil society and democracy have highlighted the growing significance of the non‐profit sector ‐ a sector between state and market ‐ often associated with concepts such as ‘social economy', ‘third sector', ‘voluntary sector', ‘third system', ‘independent sector' and, more recently, ‘social entrepreneurship'.  This sector is facing a number of crucial new challenges such as management quality whilst both maintaining the sector's unique social dimension and fostering social innovation.  Drawing on contributions from leading experts and academics, this report provides ground‐breaking assessment of new trends; reviews the significant non‐profit sector developments in EU countries, the US; Canada; Mexico and Australia; and provides tools on how to finance, monitor and evaluate the sector.  This book, supported by statistical data, is for policy makers, practitioners, academics and the corporate sector.


Part I. The Non‐Profit Sector Today

‐Chapter 1. New Trends in the Non‐profit Sector in Europe: The Emergence of Social Entrepreneurship by Carlo Borzaga and Alceste Santuari

‐Chapter 2. New Trends in the US Non‐profit Sector: Towards Market Integration? by Dennis R. Young

‐Chapter 3. New Trends in the Non‐profit Sector in Australia: A Greater Involvement in Employment and Social Policies by Julie Novak

‐Chapter 4. The Non‐profit Sector in Mexico: From Informal to Formal Recognition by Marco A. Mena

Part II. Financing the Non‐Profit Sector: Obstacles and Opportunities

‐Chapter 5. New Trends in Financing the Non‐profit Sector in the United States: The Transformation of Private Capital ‐ Reality or Rhetoric ? by Caroline Williams

‐Chapter 6. New Forms of Financing Social Economy Enterprises and Organisations in Quebec by Marguerite Mendell, Benoît Levesque and Ralph Rouzier

‐Chapter 7. Financial Tools for Third System Organisations: A European Perspective by Benoît Granger

Part III. Evaluating the Non‐Profit Sector: New Challenges

‐Chapter 8. Innovation, Value Added and Evaluation in the Third System: A European Perspective by Xavier Greffe

‐Chapter 9. Non‐profit Sector and Evaluation: The State of Play in Quebec by Nancy Neamtan

‐Chapter 10. Non‐profit Sector Impact Evaluation: The View from the USA by Wolfgang Bielefeld

‐Chapter 11. International and European Perspectives on the Non‐profit Sector: Data, Theory and Statistics by Helmut Anheier and Sybille Mertens





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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2003-05-01

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