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The Resource Private action and the public good, edited by Walter W. Powell and Elisabeth S. Clemens

Private action and the public good, edited by Walter W. Powell and Elisabeth S. Clemens

Label
Private action and the public good
Title
Private action and the public good
Statement of responsibility
edited by Walter W. Powell and Elisabeth S. Clemens
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Governments around the world are turning over more of their services to private or charitable organizations, as politicians and pundits celebrate participation in civic activities. But can nonprofits provide more and higher-quality services than governments or for-profit businesses? Will nonprofits really increase social connectedness and civic engagement? This book, a sequel to Walter W. Powell's widely acclaimed The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, brings together an original collection of writings that explore the nature of the "public good" and how private nonprofit organizations relate to it
  • The contributors to this book -- eminent sociologists, political scientists, management scholars, historians, and economists -- examine the nonprofit sector through a variety of theoretical and methodological lenses. They consider the tensions between the provision of public goods and the interests of members and donors in nonprofit organizations. They contrast religious and secular nonprofits, as well as private and nonprofit provision of child care, mental health services, and health care. And they explore the growing role of nonprofits in the United States, France, Germany, and Eastern Europe, the contribution of nonprofits to economic development, and the forms and strategies of private action
  • "This volume addresses an extremely important topic from an academic standpoint and from a public policy perspective -- how nonprofits might contribute to the collective good, why they often fail, and some of the consequences for the larger society of their pursuit of the public good". -- Joseph Galaskiewicz, University of Minnesota
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC330.15
LC item number
.P75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Walter W
  • Clemens, Elisabeth Stephanie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public interest
  • Common good
  • Nonprofit organizations
Label
Private action and the public good, edited by Walter W. Powell and Elisabeth S. Clemens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37254357
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xix, 313 pages
Isbn
9780300064490
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97026367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Private action and the public good, edited by Walter W. Powell and Elisabeth S. Clemens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37254357
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xix, 313 pages
Isbn
9780300064490
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97026367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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