The third sector in Europe: prospects and challenges

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The role of the Third Sector within European society is an extremely topical subject, as both governments and the EU continue to consider the role these organizations can play in providing essential public services. This book presents contemporary research into this emerging area, exploring the contribution of this important sector to European society as well as the key challenges that the sector and its components organizations face in making this contribution.

This volume brings together for the first time a range of challenging perspectives upon the role and import of the Third Sector for European society from a variety of disciplines – including economics, sociology, political science, management and public policy. Areas covered include the Third Sector civil society and democracy, relationships with government, its impact on social and public policy, the growth of social enterprise and of hybrid organizations as key elements of the sector and the future challenges for the sector in Europe.

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table_of_contents Key issues for the third sector in Europe / Stephen P. Osborne -- The third sector and civil society / György Jenei and Eva Kuti -- Where does social capital come from? / Dag Wollebaek and Per Selle -- The rise of Romanian NGOs in the democratization process of the society after 1990 / Marton Balogh -- Welfare architecture and voluntarism. Or why 'changing the welfare mix' means different things in different contexts / Lars Skov Henriksen ... [et al.] -- The third sector and the social inclusion agenda : the role of social enterprises in the field of work integration / Marthe Nyssens -- The third sector and the delivery of public services : an evaluation of different meta-theoretical perspectives / Taco Brandsen -- The third sector and the provision of public services in Slovakia / Juraj Nemec -- The innovative capacity of voluntary and community organizations : exploring the organizational and environmental contingencies / Stephen P. Osborne, Kate McLaughlin and Celine Chew -- Co-production, the third sector and functional representation in Sweden / Victor Pestoff -- Co-governance and co-production : from the social enterprise towards the public-private co-enterprise / Francesco Manfredi and Mirella Maffei -- The evolving state--third sector relations in Turkey / Korel Göyman -- The uneasy partnership of the state and the third sector in the Czech Republic / Pavol Frič -- Institutionalising relationships between government and the third sector : the case of the Estonian "compact" / Tiina Randma-Liiv, Daimar Liiv and Ulle Lepp -- Hybrid organizations. Background, concepts, challenges / Adalbert Evers -- Teachers and middle managers in a hybrid educational sector / Marlies Honingh -- The role of social enterprises in Europe: a core element or a distraction in the provision of public services? / Isobel Vidal -- Social co-operatives for persons with mental health problems in Greece : a specific form of social enterprise / Dimitris Ziomas -- The economic analysis of non-profit organizations' management / Marc Jegers -- Conclusions : the state of our knowledge and future challenges / Markku Kiviniemi.
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