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Voluntary Sector Review publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, accessible papers on third sector research, policy and practice. It is an invaluable cutting-edge resource for all those researching or working in the fast-growing voluntary, community and wider third sectors.

The journal covers the full range of issues relevant to voluntary sector studies, including: definitional and theoretical debates; management and organisational development; financial and human resources; philanthropy; volunteering and employment; regulation and charity law; service delivery; civic engagement; industry and sub-sector dimensions; relations with other sectors; social enterprise; evaluation and impact. Voluntary Sector Review covers voluntary sector studies from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, social policy, politics, psychology, economics, business studies, social anthropology, philosophy and ethics. The journal includes work from the UK and Europe, and beyond, where cross-national comparisons are illuminating. With dedicated expert policy and practice sections, Voluntary Sector Review also provides an essential forum for the exchange of ideas and new thinking.

Rigorous and stimulating, Voluntary Sector Review is an indispensable tool for everyone who values empirically-grounded, theoretically-informed and policy-relevant reviews of the future direction of the voluntary sector.

Editors: Nick Acheson (Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland), Bernard Harris (University of Strathclyde, UK), Rob Macmillan, (University of Birmingham, UK)

The journal is published in association with the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and a print copy of the journal is a membership benefit.

Publisher: Policy Press

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Volume 5, Number 3, November 2014


Free Content Editorial
pp. 291-292(2)
Author: Halfpenny, Peter



The extent and nature of informal volunteering in professional associations
pp. 313-329(17)
Authors: Gazley, Beth; Brudney, Jeffrey L.


Developing and utilising social capital through international volunteer service
pp. 331-344(14)
Authors: Lough, Benjamin J; Sherraden, Margaret S; McBride, Amanda Moore


Sex composition of corporate boards and corporate philanthropy
pp. 361-380(20)
Authors: Bond, Matthew; Harrigan, Nicholas; Slaughter, Patrick


Practice Paper

Serving the community: the sustainability of lunch clubs in North East Wales and West Cheshire
pp. 381-389(9)
Authors: Spencer, Eileen; Hanson, Margaret; Collis, Bryan


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