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Regulating Charities

The Inside Story, 1st Edition

Edited by Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Bob Wyatt


300 pages

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In this volume charity commissioners and leading charity policy reformers from across the world reflect on the aims and objectives of charity regulation and what it has achieved. Regulating Charities represents an insider’s review of the last quarter century of charity law policy and an insight for its future development.

Charity Commissioners and nonprofit regulatory agency heads chart the nature of charity law reforms that they have implemented, with a ‘warts and all’ analysis. They are joined by influential sector reformers who assess the outcomes of their policy agitation. All reflect on the current state of charities in a fiscally restrained environment, often with conservative governments, and offer their views on productive regulatory paths available for the future.

This topical collection brings together major charity regulation actors, and will be of great interest to anyone concerned with contemporary third sector policy-making, public administration and civil society.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Bob Wyatt

Part England and Wales

2. Towards Regulation: Modernising the Original Charity Commission

Richard Fries

3. The Reforming Regulator

Lindsay Driscoll

4. Reflections on Modernising and Reforming Regulation

Sir Stuart Etherington

Part United States of America

5. Challenged Regulators

Marcus Owens

6. Reflections on Challenged Regulators

Elizabeth T. Boris and Cindy M. Lott

Part Canada

7. The Prevention of Harm Regulator

Terry de March

8. Reflections on the Long and Winding Road of Regulation

Bob Wyatt

Part New Zealand

9. The Evanescent Regulator

Trevor Garrett

10. Reflections on Regulatory Accountability

Sue Barker

Part Australia

11. The Digital Regulator

Susan Pascoe

12. Reflections on Birthing a Regulator

Ursula Stephens

Part Conclusion

13. Conclusion

Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Bob Wyatt

About the Editors

Myles McGregor-Lowndes is a professor and the founding Director of the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at the QUT Business School, Australia.

Bob Wyatt is executive director of The Muttart Foundation, a private Canadian foundation that has engaged in issues of charity regulation for more than two decades.

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 / Accounting / Governmental
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities / Finance & Accounting
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities / Fundraising & Grants
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities / Management & Leadership