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Civil Society, the Third Sector and Social Enterprise
Governance and Democracy

ISBN 9781138673502
Published April 27, 2016 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

If the twentieth century was only focused on the complementarity and the opposition of market and state, the twenty-first century has now to deal with the prominence of the third sector, the emergence of social enterprises and other solidarity hybrid forms. The concept of civil society organisations (CSOs) spans this diversity and addresses this new complexity.

The first part of the book highlights the organizational dimensions of CSOs and analyses the growing role of management models and their limits. Too often, the study of CSO governance has been centered on the role of the board and has not sufficiently taken into account the different types of accountability environments. Thus, the conversation about CSO governance rises to the level of networks rather than simple organizations per se, and the role of these networks in setting the agenda in a democratic society.

In this perspective, the second part emphasizes the institutional dimensions of CSO governance by opening new avenues on democracy. First, the work of Ostrom about governing the commons provides us new insights to think community self-governance. Second, the work of Habermas and Fraser opens the question of deliberative governance and the role of public sphere to enlarge our vision of CSO governance. Third, the concepts of substantive rationality and economy proposed respectively by Ramos and Polanyi reframe the context in which the question can be addressed. Lastly, this book argues for a stronger intercultural approach useful for the renewal of paradigms in CSOs research.

This book has for objective to present a unique collective work in bringing together 33 authors coming from 11 countries to share perpectives on civil society governance and will be of interest to an international audience of researchers and policy-makers.

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction Philippe Eynaud, Jean Louis Laville, Dennis Young Part 1: Governance and civil society organizations 1. Reconfiguration, civil society organisations and governance: Trends and challenges Gemma Donnelly-Cox 2. Governance of Hybrid Organizations Chris Cornforth and Roger Spear 3. Governance of civil society organization: a typology Samuel Sponem, Stéphanie Chatelain-Ponroy, Philippe Eynaud 4. Boards and organizational environments: Growing complexities, shifting frameworks Francie Ostrower and Melissa M. Stone 5. The role of business in civil society governance Isabel Vidal 6. Exploring the relationship between CSO governance and organizational effectiveness David O. Renz, Fredrik O. Andersson, Jurgen Willems 7. The future of CSO governance: Managerialism and beyond Michael Meyer and Florentine Maier 8. CSO accountability in a network governance context Christopher J. Koliba 9. Civil society governance and agenda setting in a democracy Filip Wijkström, Marta Reuter Part 2: Governance, citizenship and open public spaces 10. From corporate governance to democratic governance Christian Hoarau and Jean Louis Laville 11. Civil Society Organizations and Public Policy Carlo Borzaga and Sara Depedri 12. Explaining stakeholder involvement in social enterprise governance through resources and legitimacy Benjamin Huybrechts, Sybille Mertens, and Julie Rijpens 13. Governance and the provision of local public goods: The case of multiple stakeholders Marthe Nyssens and Francesca Petrella 14. Guereiro Ramos’s concept of paraeconomy in organizational analysis: Implications for the contemporary debate about social management in Brazil Genauto Carvalho de França Filho 15. Governance and social innovation Elisabetta Bucolo and Philippe Eynaud 16. Democratic governance and citizenship Bernard Enjolras and Kari Steen Johnsen 17. Collective identity of CSOs, the state, and the modern framing and pursuit of the public interest Bruce R.Sievers 18. Civil Society and the State Lars Hulgård Conclusion Dennis Young, Jean Louis Laville, and Philippe Eynaud

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Jean-Louis Laville is a professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM, Paris), European coordinator for the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, and a researcher in Lise (CNRS-Cnam) and Ifris.

Dennis Young is a professor of Public Management and Policy at Georgia State University, USA.

Philippe Eynaud is an associate professor at Panthéon Sorbonne University and a researcher in Gregor, France.