The civicness of third sector organizations (TSOs) is under threat, undermining citizen participation and contribution to the common good. This Policy Brief proposes two sets of recommendations for public institutions: on infrastructural support necessary to increase the public awareness of the third sector, and on practical mechanisms functional to sustainability of TSOs.
This report describes the diverse third sector in Spain, reflecting on the strong social economy tradition, analyses a subset of four separate crises TSOs are facing in times of austerity, and formulates policy recommendations to support their development.
With their “Beyond Nonprofits: Re-conceptualizing the Third Sector”, Salamon and Sokolowski have made an important contribution to the ongoing debate on how to define the third sector. This Voluntas symposium brings together the comments of five leading scholars both supportive and critical of the new definition. The comments are based on a debate held at […]
The idea of a “third sector” beyond the arenas of the state and the market is probably one of the most perplexing concepts in modern political and social discourse, encompassing as it does a tremendous diversity of institutions and behaviors that only relatively recently have been perceived in public or scholarly discourse as a distinct […]
The years of post-communist transition in Poland opened a new chapter in the history of the Polish third sector. Poland’s transition to market democracy revived the third sector and stimulated an upsurge in its formation. Therefore, to properly analyse relations between the government and third sector organizations (which in Poland cover non profit organizations, part […]