The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector
ISBN: 0813349605
EAN13: 9780813349602
Language: English
Pages: 442
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Routledge
Book Overview
The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector is a collection of insightful and influential classic and recent readings on the existence, forms and functions of the nonprofit sector--the sector that sits between the market and government. The book encompasses everything from Andrew Carnegie's turn-of-the-century philosophy of philanthropy to the most recent writings by current scholars and practitioners from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines. Each part in the book opens with a framing essay by the editors that provides an overview of the central themes and issues, as well as the sometimes competing points of view.  The third edition is thoroughly revised and updated to feature new essays that analyze the nonprofit sector's place in our economy and its relationship to our government, as well as new readings on the economic, community, and civil society theories of the nonprofit sector. The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector is thorough, topical, and accessible, making it the ideal text for graduate and upper-division undergraduate nonprofit organizations and management survey courses.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Praise for previous editions Ott and Dicke should be applauded for their outstanding efforts, which bridge the macro and micro levels of the nonprofit sector for the first time and consequentially enrich the intellectual understanding of the field. Public Administration Review, Vol. 73, Issue 1, January/February, 2013 The editors have done the work for you if you want to understand the theories behind the nonprofit sector, this is the book to read. Joanne Carman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte [A] wonderful collection of readings, eminently suitable for introductory courses as well as great starting point for more advanced students and scholars. Theory and practice, national and international, and current and historical perspectives are all embraced in this valuable book. Dennis R. Young, Georgia State University The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector is a collection of insightful and influential classic and recent readings on the existence, forms, and functions of the nonprofit sectorthe sector that sits between the market and government. The readings encompass a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines and cover everything from Andrew Carnegie s turn-of-the-century philosophy of philanthropy to the most recent writings of current scholars and practitioners. Each of the text s ten parts opens with a framing essay by the editors that provides an overview of central themes and issues, as well as the sometimes competing points of view. The third edition is fully revised and updated, and features new essays that analyze the nonprofit sector s place in our economy and its relationship to our government, plus additional new readings on the economic, community, and civil society theories of the nonprofit sector. The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector is thorough, topical, and accessible, making it the ideal text for graduate and upper-division undergraduate nonprofit organization and management survey courses. J. Steven Ott is Director of the Institute of Public and International Affairs and Professor of political science and public administration at the University of Utah Lisa A. Dicke is Professor of public administration at the University of North Texas Also Available as a Two-Book Set from Westview Press The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector, 3rd edition Understanding Nonprofit Organizations: Governance, Leadership, and Management, 3rd edition. Edited by J. Steven Ott and Lisa A. Dicke Set ISBN: 978-08133-4993-0