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Private Action and the Public Good

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ISBN-10: 0300064497

ISBN-13: 9780300064490

Edition: 1998

Authors: Walter W. Powell, Elisabeth S. Clemens

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Governments around the world are turning over more of their services to private or charitable organizations. This book examines the non-profit sector through a variety of theoretical and methodological lenses.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/30/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Philanthropy and the Public Good
On the Contested Nature of the Public Good
The Public Good as a Social and Cultural Project
What Is Altruism?
The Religious Ethic and the Spirit of Nonprofit Entrepreneurship
Private Provision of Public Services
Institutional Form and Organizational Behavior
Mismeasuring the Consequences of Ownership: External Influences and the Comparative Performance of Public, For-Profit, and Private Nonprofit Organizations
Does Auspice Matter? The Case of Day Care for Children in Canada
The Importance of Organizational Form: Parent Perceptions versus Reality in the Day Care Industry
Nonprofits and Modern States: Allies or Alternatives?
Markets, Politics, and Charity: Nonprofits in the Political Economy
The Third Route: Government-Nonprofit Collaboration in Germany and the United States
Partners in Reform: Nonprofit Organizations and the Welfare State in France
The Nonprofit Sector and the Transformation of Societies: A Comparative Analysis of East Germany, Poland, and Hungary
To Contribute or Control: The Politics of Sponsorship
Kindness or Justice? Women's Associations and the Politics of Race and History
Channeling Social Protest: Foundation Patronage of Contemporary Social Movements
Nonprofit Organizations in International Development: Agents of Empowerment or Preservers of Stability?
Creating Social Capital: Nongovernmental Development Organizations and Intersectoral Problem Solving
Making and Maintaining Organizational Mission
Volunteers and Professionals: Many Histories, Many Meanings
Bureaucracy and Democracy in Organizations: Revisiting Feminist Organizations
Environmental Constraints and Organizational Strategies: Complexity, Conflict, and Coping in the Nonprofit Sector
Reflections on Emotional Rhetoric and Boards for Governance of NPOs
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