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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 12, Number 1, March 2021
Special Issue: Place leadership and the role of the third sector and civil society. Guest Edited by Oto Potluka, Alessandro Sancino, John Diamond and James Rees


Free Content Place leadership and the role of the third sector and civil society
pp. 3-12(10)
Authors: Potluka, Oto; Sancino, Alessandro; Diamond, John; Rees, James


Research Articles

Free Content Rural non-profit leaders and their (in)formal role in local development
pp. 13-39(27)
Authors: Potluka, Oto; Fanta, Petr


Open Access Essential, complex and multi-form: the local leadership of civil society from an Anglo-Italian perspective
pp. 41-58(18)
Authors: Pagani, Michela; Sancino, Alessandro; Budd, Leslie


Free Content Voluntary ‘organic’ leadership for community resilience
pp. 81-98(18)
Author: Lough, Benjamin J.


Policy and Practice

Open Access Place leadership revisited: partnerships in environmental regeneration in North West England, 1980‐2010: a practitioner perspective
pp. 99-121(23)
Authors: Barton, Phil; Handley, John; Wilmers, Peter; Sharland, Richard; Menzies, Walter


Research Notes

Free Content Indiana non-profit organisations and COVID-19: impact on services, finances and staffing
pp. 123-127(5)
Authors: GrĂžnbjerg, Kirsten A.; McAvoy, Elizabeth; Habecker, Kathryn


Free Content Voluntary sector peak bodies during the COVID-19 crisis: a case study of Philanthropy Australia
pp. 143-154(12)
Authors: Seibert, Krystian; Williamson, Alexandra; Moran, Michael


Book Review

Free Content Debates in Charity Law
pp. 155-157(3)
Author: Carolei, Domenico


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