The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector is a collection of insightful and influential classic and recent readings on the existence, forms, and functions of the nonprofit sector—the sector that sits between the market and government. The readings encompass a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines and cover everything from Andrew Carnegie’s turn-of-the-century philosophy of philanthropy to the most recent writings of current scholars and practitioners. Each of the text’s ten parts opens with a framing essay by the editors that provides an overview of the central themes and issues, as well as sometimes competing points of view. The fourth edition of this comprehensive volume includes both new and classic readings, as well as two new sections on the international NGO sector and theories about intersectoral relations. The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector, Fourth Edition is therefore an impressively up-to-date reader designed to provide students of nonprofit and public management with a thorough overview of this growing field.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface Acknowledgments I. Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector II. The Nonprofit Sector's Historical Evolution, Distinctive Values, and Contributions to U.S. Society III The International NGO Sector – Nonprofit Organizations Across National Boundaries IV Tax-Exemption and Tax-Deduction V Economic Theories of the Nonprofit Sector VI Political Theories of the Nonprofit Sector VII Community Theories of the Nonprofit Sector VIII Theories of Giving and Philanthropy IX Theories about Intersectoral Relations X The Nonprofit Sector In Countries Around the World
J. Steven Ott is Director of the Institute of Public and International Affairs and Professor of political science and public administration at the University of Utah, USA.
Lisa A. Dicke is Professor of public administration at the University of North Texas, USA.