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Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector

International Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Susan Phillips, Steven Rathgeb Smith


286 pages

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Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector brings together scholars and experienced practitioners from different countries to investigate the relationship between regulation and relational governance for the third sector in a comparative context. Each chapter reviews recent regulatory changes in the country in question. To what extent are there significant convergences in these reforms and what are the implications for the third sector? Is there any evidence that the foundational architecture for a more collaborative relationship between the state and the third sector has been laid?

Overall, the book reveals that the reality of the supposedly new collaborative relationships and the impacts of regulatory reform are quite different from what contemporary theories of public management would have us believe. Recognizing the gap between theory and reality, the chapters explore some of the outstanding challenges for regulatory reform for the third sector.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Between Governance and Regulation:Evolving Government-Third Sector Relationships Susan D. Phillips and Steven Rathgeb Smith 2. The Case of England and Wales: Striking the Right Balance of ‘Hard’ Law versus‘Soft’ Law Debra Morris 3. Third Sector Regulation in Post-Devolution Scotland: Kilting the Charity Cuckoo Patrick Ford 4. Between Relational Governance and Regulation of the Third Sector: The Irish Case Gemma Donnelly-Cox and Siobhan Mcgee 5. Creeping Marketization and Post-Corporatist Governance: The Transformation State-Nonprofit Relations in Continental Europe Ingo Bode 6. Government Nonprofit Sector Relations In Hungary: Aspirations, Efforts and Impacts Éva Kuti 7. Gatekeeper Governance: The European Union and Civil Society Organizations Alison Dunn 8. The Government-Nonprofit Relationship in the United States: New Challenges and Possibilities Steven Rathgeb Smith 9. Incrementalism at its Best, and Worst: Regulatory Reform and Relational Governance in Canada Susan D. Phillips 10. Australia: A Continuing Love Affair with the New Public Management Mark Lyons and Bronwen Dalton 11. Global Perspectives on the Legal Framework for Civil Society and Relational Governance Douglas Rutzen

About the Editors

Susan Phillips is Professor and Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University. She is a Visiting Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, conducting research on women in leadership in the third sector. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, Cass Business School, City University, where she is working on regulation of the sector.

Steven Rathgeb Smith is Professor and the Waldemar A. Nielsen Chair in Philanthropy at the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University. Dr. Smith was the editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), the journal of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) from 1998-2004. His current research focuses on the citizen engagement and advocacy roles of nonprofit organizations, the evolving position of nonprofit social welfare organizations within the welfare state in Europe and the US, and the regional variation in foundations in the US.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations

Voluntary and non-profit organizations are playing an increasingly significant role, worldwide, in the provision and management of public services. Drawing together significant and ground breaking research, this series will be essential reading for students of public policy and management as well as the thinking manager. Topics covered include the management of innovation and change, financial management, performance evaluation and management and organizational development and project management.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities