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The Third Sector as a Renewable Resource for Europe

Concepts, Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities

Authors: Enjolras, B., Salamon, L.M., Sivesind, K.H., Zimmer, A.

  • Addresses the socio-economic impact of the third sector in Europe
  • Identifies common trends and barriers in the development of third sector organisations resulting from changes in their political environment
  • Synthetizes the findings of the Third Sector Impact (TSI) project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7)
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This book provides a critical account of the third sector and its future in Europe. It offers an original conceptualization of the third sector in its European manifestations alongside an overview of its major contours, including its structure, sources of support, and recent trends. It also assesses the impact of this sector in Europe which considers its contributions to European economic development, citizen well-being and human development.

The Third Sector As A Renewable Resource for Europe presents the findings of the Third Sector Impact (TSI) project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7). It recognises that in a time of social and economic distress, as well as enormous pressures on governmental budgets, the third sector and volunteering represent a unique ‘renewable resource’ for social and economic problem-solving and civic engagement in Europe.

About the authors

Bernard Enjolras is Research Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Civil Society and Voluntary Sector in Norway

Lester M. Salamon is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, USA and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies

Karl Henrik Sivesind is Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, Norway

Annette Zimmer is Professor of Social Policy and Comparative Politics and Lead Researcher for Third Sector Impact work at Münster University, Germany

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Enjolras, Bernard

  • Beyond Nonprofits: In Search of the Third Sector

    Pages 7-48

    Salamon, Lester M. (et al.)

  • The Size and Composition of the European Third Sector

    Pages 49-94

    Salamon, Lester M. (et al.)

  • The Roles and Impacts of the Third Sector in Europe

    Pages 95-124

    Enjolras, Bernard (et al.)

  • Barriers to Third Sector Development

    Pages 125-160

    Zimmer, Annette (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Third Sector as a Renewable Resource for Europe
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71473-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71473-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71472-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10063-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 196
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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