Serving as an introduction to the UK's voluntary sector, this book builds on the foundations lain in an earlier book by Kendall and Dahrendorf. Using a comparative approach to place the UK voluntary sector in perspective, this book considers the scope, scale, structure, and impact of the voluntary sector's activities on society.
Based on both qualitative and quantitative evidence, this informative book includes statistical mapping of the sector, as well as semi-structured interviews conducted with voluntary sector policy actors. A much-needed addition to the current literature, The Voluntary Sector provides a theoretical framework and in-depth analysis of an increasingly important area.
Part 1: Voluntary Sector Inputs and Processes 1. Introduction 2. The Economic Scope and Scale of the UK Voluntary Sector in Comparative Perspective 3. Mainstreaming the Voluntary Sector into the UK Policy Agenda
4. The Horizontal Voluntary Sector Policy Agenda: Initial Implementation Experiences Part 2: Voluntary Sector Impacts and Outcomes Introduction to Part 2 5. Overall Voluntary Sector Impacts: Research and Rhetoric in the UK
6. The Impact of Voluntary Sector Social Housing 7. The Impact of Voluntary Sector Social Care and Support for Older People 8. The Impact of Voluntary Sector Environmental Organisations Part 3: Conclusion 9. Summary and Conclusion: Comparative Perspectives on the Monster