Routledge (3 October 2003)
This book provides a systematic analysis of the UK's voluntary sector and builds on an earlier book by the same author The Voluntary Sector in the UK. Using concepts and theories from international literature on the third or nonprofit sector to place the UK voluntary sector in perspective, this book considers its scope, scale and structure; change and continuity in the sector's role as a public policy actor; as well as the impact of voluntary sector activities on society.
This groundbreaking impact analysis examines both rhetoric and practices, and draws on original research to explore the sector's comparative contribution in three key policy domains: social housing, care and support for older people, and environmental protection. The book finishes with a concise summary of the wealth of material assembled in earlier chapters, and compares and contrasts the most significant ways of understanding the current and potential policy situation of the voluntary sector.
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