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David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, and Jurgen Grotz (eds.): The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations, Volume 2

Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York, 2016, pp. 1414, Bibliography, Glossary of Key Concepts and Terms
  • Beth Oppenheim
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The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations, Volume 2, is a continuation of comprehensive scholarship on associations at a global level. Designed and organized as a textbook on introducing the varied scholarship on associations and their many complexities, the textbook is a solid contribution to an area in need of further research. Its’ editors are three prominent scholars and practitioners from “WEIRD” nations (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic) who have a vested interest in framing interdisciplinary discourse on associations globally through recruiting and sharing varied perspectives from many countries worldwide. David Horton Smith, Ph.D., a sociologist by training, is the founder of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and a career-long advocate of interdisciplinary research on associations and their role in society. Robert Stebbins, Ph.D., FRSC, also a sociologist,...

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© International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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