The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations

Editors: Smith, David Horton, Stebbins, Robert A., Grotz, Jurgen (Eds.)

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Written by over 200 leading experts from over seventy countries, this handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research on volunteering, civic participation and nonprofit membership associations. The first handbook on the subject to be truly multinational and interdisciplinary in its authorship, it represents a major milestone for the discipline. Each chapter follows a rigorous theoretical structure examining definitions, historical background, key analytical issues, usable knowledge, and future trends and required research. The nine parts of the handbook cover the historical and conceptual background of the discipline; special types of volunteering; the major activity areas of volunteering and associations; influences on volunteering and association participation; the internal structures of associations; the internal processes of associations; the external environments of associations; the scope and impacts of volunteering and associations; and conclusions and future prospects.

This handbook provides an essential reference work for third-sector research and practice, including a valuable glossary of terms defining over eighty key concepts. Sponsored by the International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations (ICSERA; www.icsera.org), it will appeal to scholars, policymakers and practitioners, and helps to define the emergent academic discipline of voluntaristics.


About the authors

David Horton Smith is Research and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Boston College, USA, and an Honorary Visiting Professor at universities in the UK and Russia. The founder of ARNOVA and ICSERA, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award of ARNOVA in 1993. With a biography in the International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, Smith has written or edited many books and journal articles, including several encyclopedia entries.

Robert Stebbins is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research and theoretic interests lie in work, leisure, and volunteering. His most recent books include Careers in Serious Leisure: From Dabbler to Devotee in Search of Fulfillment (Palgrave, 2014) and The Idea of Leisure ( 2012).

Jurgen Grotz is the Research Manager at the Institute for Volunteering Research, UK, and a Visiting Fellow at the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK. He has over 25 years' research experience in the Voluntary and Community Sector, and has contributed to publications such as The State of the World's Volunteerism Report by UNV (2011).

Reviews

“The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations produced under the leadership of David Horton Smith and his colleagues is a timely and highly useful publication. Like of no other academic publication before, the Handbook’s scope in scholarship and authorship is multinational, revealing the global progress of nonprofit sector and voluntary action research. The Handbook will no doubt be a useful tool for everyone interested in gaining an educated insight into volunteering and related issues.” (Professor Lev Jakobson, Firstvice-Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)

Table of contents (57 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Smith, David H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • History of Associations and Volunteering

    Harris, Bernard (et al.)

    Pages 23-58

  • Theories of Associations and Volunteering

    Smith, David H. (et al.)

    Pages 59-89

  • Typologies of Associations and Volunteering

    Smith, David H. (et al.)

    Pages 90-125

  • Leisure and Time-Use Perspectives on Volunteering

    Robinson, John P. (et al.)

    Pages 126-144

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eBook £132.00
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Hardcover £165.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-26316-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations
Editors
  • David Horton Smith
  • Robert A. Stebbins
  • Jurgen Grotz
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26317-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-26317-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26316-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 1460
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