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Regulation of the Voluntary Sector

Freedom and Security in an Era of Uncertainty, 1st Edition

By Mark Sidel


158 pages

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Have we gone too far in enacting laws, promulgating regulations and announcing policies that threaten freedom of association, either now or ‘in waiting’ for the future?

Regulation of the Voluntary Sector focuses on the legal and political environment for civil society in an era in which counter-terrorism policy and law have challenged civil society and civil liberties in a number of countries. The ways in which counter-terrorism law and policy affect civil society can and do differ dramatically by country and region. Through the lens of developments since September 11th, Mark Sidel provides the first comparative analysis of state responses to voluntary sector activity. Comparing the situations in the UK and the US, as well as in Australia, Canada, India and within the European Union, he surveys the increasing efforts to delimit and restrict voluntary sector activities – such as fundraising and grant-making – as well as opposition to them.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The United States 2. The United Kingdom 3. Canada 4. India 5. The European Union 6. Initiatives in Response: The Montreux Initiative, Humanitarian Forum, and Other Steps. Conclusion

About the Author

Mark Sidel is Professor of Law and International Affairs at the University of Iowa

About the Series

Critical Approaches to Law

The Critical Approaches to Law series aims to secure a place for critical, inter-disciplinary, and/or theoretical work on the law curriculum. Each book provides a critical approach to a particular legal topic: whether this is an issue or theme within law or legal study, a disciplinary or sub-disciplinary area, a specific legal institution, a significant text, case or piece of legislation, an event, a person, or a specific approach to or tradition of law. The series encourages critical thought in and about law through a range of clear and accessible texts that are suitable for higher level undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as academic and practising lawyers who are seeking critical work in their area.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
LAW / International