International Perspectives on Voluntary Action: Reshaping the third sector, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

International Perspectives on Voluntary Action

Reshaping the third sector, 1st Edition

Edited by David Lewis


292 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781853835568
pub: 2009-10-01
SAVE ~$17.19
Currently out of stock

FREE Standard Shipping!


International Perspectives on Voluntary Action presents a new perspective on the third sector. Rather than considering non-governmental organizations separately from voluntary agencies, it explores the similarities, differences and growing connections between them in both Northern and Southern contexts. Contributions by eminent authors in the field consider the differences in scale and priority that exist between the different types of third sector organizations in different settings, as well as the common challenges of accountability, legitimacy, effectiveness and governance. New models of learning and communication, including Southern ideas such as micro credit provision, are also examined; as are continuing barriers. Articulate and up-to-date , International Perspectives on Voluntary Action includes contributions on: Building NGO Legitimacy, Citizen Organizations as Policy Entrepreneurs; Voluntary Sector Governance in Britain and North America; Evaluating NGO Development Interventions; and Social Learning in North-South Coalitions. Originally published in 1998

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Foreword Contributors Introduction: The Parallel Universes of Third Sector Research and the Changing Context of Voluntary Action David Lewis Part 1: Linkages and Learning 1. Crossing the Great Divide: Building Links and Learning Between NGOs and Community-Based Organizations in North and South John Gauenta 2. Social Learning in South-North Coalitions: Constructing Knowledge Systems Across Social Chasms L David Brown 3. The Third World's Third Sector in Comparative Perspective Lester M Salamon and Helmut Anheier Part 2: Contrasts and Complementarities Voluntary Sector Governance - Problems in Practice and Theory in the United Kingdom and North America Margaret Harris NGO Governing Bodies and Beyond: A Southern Perspective on Third Sector Governance Issues Qadeer Baig Building NGO Legitimacy in Bangladesh: The Contested Domain Syed Hashemi and Mirza Hassan The Trouble with Values Rob Paton Citizen Organizations as Policy Entrepreneurs Adil Najam Influencing Policy: A UK Voluntary Sector Perspective Marilyn Taylor Evaluation and the Voluntary (Nonprofit) Sector: Emerging Issues Jeremy Kendall and Martin Knapp Evaluating NGO Development Interventions Roger C Riddell Advocacy and Third Sector Organizations: A Composite Perspective Alan Fowler Legitimacy and Values in NGOs and Voluntary Organizations: Some Sceptical Thoughts Michael Edwards Postscript: Reshaping the Third Sector Dauid Lewis

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development