Nonprofit Sector A Research Handbook

ISBN-10: 0300109032
ISBN-13: 9780300109030
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Handbook (Instructor's))
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List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

The second edition ofThe Nonprofit Sectorprovides a novel,comprehensive, cross-disciplinary perspective on nonprofit organizations and their role and function in society. This new, updated edition keeps pace with industry trends and advances as well as with the changing interests and needs of students, practitioners, and researchers. As before, every chapter has been written to stand on its own, providing sufficient background for the reader to follow the argument without referring to other chapters—allowing readers to selectively choose those chapters that are most relevant to a particular course, interest, or issue.nbsp; The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbookincludes twenty-seven new or updated chapters. Relevant chapters from the previous edition have been refined, and new chapters have been added to fill in gaps, making this the authoritative reference for all who want an accessible, perceptive, and all-inclusive rendering of the nonprofit sector. The contributors—prominent scholars in their respective fields—carefully reflect upon the variety of changes in the rapidly growing world of nonprofits, examining a wide array of organizations, international issues, social science theories, and philanthropic traditions and covering a broad range of topics including the history and scope of nonprofit activities in the United States and abroad, the relation of nonprofits to the marketplace, government-nonprofit issues, key activities of nonprofits, aspects of giving to and joining nonprofits, and nonprofit mission and governance. For anyone who wishes to have a deeper understanding of the nonprofit sector, this remains the essential guide. From reviews of the first edition: "[This book] is the closest thing to a 'bible' of nonprofit sector research and state-of-the-art social science knowledge as currently exists."—Dennis R. Young,Public Administration Review "Invaluable to anyone currently engaged in research or policy decisions involving nonprofit organizations or, for that matter, considering becoming involved.”—Jerald Schiff,Journal of Policy Analysis and Management "An exceptionally useful resource.”—Mark D. Hughes,The Philanthropist

Peter Cramton is Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland.Yoav Shoham is Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University.Richard Steinberg is Chair in Operations Research, London School of Economics.

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
History and Scope of the Nonprofit Sector
The Nonprofit Sector in Historical Perspective: Traditions of Philanthropy in the West
A Historical Overview of Philanthropy, Voluntary Associations, and Nonprofit Organizations in the United States, 1600-2000
Scope and Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector
The Nonprofit Sector in Comparative Perspective
Nonprofits and the Marketplace
Economic Theories of Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations and the Market
Work in the Nonprofit Sector
Collaboration between Corporations and Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofits and the Polity
The Constitution of Citizens: Political Theories of Nonprofit Organizations
Scope and Theory of Government-Nonprofit Relations
The Legal Framework for Nonprofit Organizations
The Federal Tax Treatment of Charitable Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations and Political Advocacy
International Nongovernmental Organizations
Key Activities in the Nonprofit Sector
Foundations
Nonprofit Organizations and Health Care: Some Paradoxes of Persistent Scrutiny
Social Care and the Nonprofit Sector in the Western Developed World
Nonprofit Organizations and the Intersectoral Division of Labor in the Arts
Higher Education: Evolving Forms and Emerging Markets
Religion and the Nonprofit Sector
Nonprofit Community Organizations in Poor Urban Settings: Bridging Institutional Gaps for Youth
Who Participates in the Nonprofit Sector and Why?
Nonprofit Membership Associations
Charitable Giving: How Much, by Whom, to What, and How?
Why Do People Give?
Mission and Governance
Nonprofit Mission: Constancy, Responsiveness, or Deflection?
Governance: Research Trends, Gaps, and Future Prospects
Commercial Activity, Technological Change, and Nonprofit Mission
About the Contributors
Index

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