Voluntary Associations Perspectives on the Literature

An essay on voluntary associations , which covers the same ground as Schlesinger's article " A Biography of a Nation of Joiners , " is included in this text . Seligman , Edwin R. A. , and Alvin Johnson , eds . , The Encyclopedia of the ...

Author: Constance E. Smith

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674943104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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This informative bibliographic study provides the most thorough survey available of the literature on voluntary associations. The authors first sketch major theories on the origin, growth, and functions of voluntary associations and discuss the place of associations in political theory, viewing especially the unproven assumption that voluntary associations are beneficial to a democratic society. They then survey the findings on the role of voluntary associations in the political and social structure (abroad as well as in the United States). The specific organizations themselves are covered and the final chapter views a recent development in the field--volunteers in government service, such as the Peace Corps. The final section of each chapter is an annotated bibliography of works cited in the text or related to its subject; over 600 items are listed.
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Voluntary Simplicity

Voluntary simplicity responds to this need for status recognition by creating the option of choosing lower - cost but visible consumer goods that enable one to signal that one has chosen , rather than been coerced into , a less affluent ...

Author: Daniel Doherty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742520676

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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'Voluntary Simplicity' is a response to the consumer culture & an alternative to it, combining the freedom of modernity with certain comforts & virtues from the past. This volume brings together a number of thinkers who examine the what, why & how of voluntary simplicity.
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Voluntary Organizations in the Chinese Diaspora

Another reason lies with the availability of time and energy for voluntary work . Many women , not active in the workforce , have found shetuans an important avenue to occupy their leisure time , and indeed , some of them spent ...

Author: Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622097766

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Do Chinese voluntary organizations continue to have a role in modern societies enmeshed in a globalizing world that questions continuation of the nation-state and ethnic identity? This book argues that Chinese voluntary organizations continue to play a significant role in both the established and new Chinese communities in the Diaspora. They are able to do so because of their ability to transform their organizational structure and functions. At the same time, they are able to reinvent their own images to suit their co-ethnic community and the wider polity. The uniqueness of this volume lies in its integration of historical and contemporary approaches to the study of traditional Chinese voluntary organizations in the Diaspora. The chapters explore how the Chinese voluntary organizations continue to fulfil the needs of the Chinese community in different parts of the world, and do this by both localizing and globalizing their functions and roles in the countries where they have established roots. The contributors cover traditional Chinese voluntary organizations from Asia to Australia, North America and Europe examining not only their activities in established Chinese communities such as Singapore and Malaysia, but also in the new emerging Chinese communities in Canada and Eastern Europe. This allows the readers to compare and contrast the voluntary organizations across countries and across time. Readership for this book includes scholars and students of Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Diaspora Studies, History, Social Organizations and the general educated Chinese population.
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Voluntary Action in a Developing Society

After Independence , government came in , in these fields in a relatively big way , but at the same time they attached great importance to voluntary action . The First Five Year Plan observed that ' a national plan which embraces both ...

Author: Vinayak Martand Kulkarni

Publisher: New Delhi : Indian Institute of Public Administration

ISBN: UOM:39015062214179

Category: Volunteer workers in social service

Page: 66

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The Penal Voluntary Sector

penal voluntary sector in other jurisdictions. Indeed, I hope to stimulate a rich tradition of penal voluntary sector research. Section 1.4 below explores the importance of the voluntary sector in a number of other jurisdictions, ...

Author: Philippa Tomczak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317279969

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Winner of the 2017 British Society of Criminology Book Prize The penal voluntary sector and the relationships between punishment and charity are more topical than ever before. In recent years in England and Wales, the sector has featured significantly in both policy rhetoric and academic commentary. Penal voluntary organisations are increasingly delivering prison and probation services under contract, and this role is set to expand. However, the diverse voluntary organisations which comprise the sector, their varied relationships with statutory agencies and the effects of such work remain very poorly understood. This book provides a wide-ranging and rigorous examination of this policy-relevant but complex and little studied area. It explores what voluntary organisations are doing with prisoners and probationers, how they manage to undertake their work, and the effects of charitable work with prisoners and probationers. The author uses original empirical research and an innovative application of actor-network theory to enable a step change in our understanding of this increasingly significant sector, and develops the policy-centric accounts produced in the last decade to illustrate how voluntary organisations can mediate the experiences of imprisonment and probation at the micro and macro levels. Demonstrating how the legacy of philanthropic work and neoliberal policy reforms over the past thirty years have created a complex three-tier penal voluntary sector of diverse organisations, this cutting-edge interdisciplinary text will be of interest to criminologists, sociologists of work and industry, and those engaged in the voluntary sector.
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The Voluntary Sector

4 The horizontal voluntary sector agenda: initial implementation experiences 66 4.1 Introduction 66 4.2 The Compact and allied new institutions 67 4.3 The New Deal for young unemployed people 73 4.4 Local governance 75 4.5 Conclusion 81 ...

Author: Jeremy Kendall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134391271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Serving as an introduction to the UK's voluntary sector, this book builds on the foundations lain in an earlier book by Kendall and Dahrendorf. Using a comparative approach to place the UK voluntary sector in perspective, this book considers the scope, scale, structure, and impact of the voluntary sector's activities on society. Based on both qualitative and quantitative evidence, this informative book includes statistical mapping of the sector, as well as semi-structured interviews conducted with voluntary sector policy actors. A much-needed addition to the current literature, The Voluntary Sector provides a theoretical framework and in-depth analysis of an increasingly important area.
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ICA and US Voluntary Agencies

In consequence , all American voluntary relief agencies ( with the exception of the American National Red Cross , which has its own Congressional Charter ) , if engaged in the solicitation and collection of funds and contributions from ...

Author: United States. International Cooperation Administration


ISBN: SRLF:A0011972247

Category: Technical assistance, American

Page: 22

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The Voluntary Sector and Criminal Justice

The most zealous proponents of the reform programme were confident that the result would be a withdrawal of voluntary action from the welfare sphere leaving the voluntary sector to a marginal role (Deakin, 2001).

Author: Anthea Hucklesby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137370679

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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The voluntary sector has a long history of involvement in criminal justice by providing a variety of services to offenders and their families, victims and witnesses. This collection brings together leading experts to provide critical reflections and cutting edge research on the contemporary features of voluntary sector work in criminal justice. At a time when the voluntary sector's role is being transformed, this book examines the dynamic nature of the voluntary sector and its responses to current uncertainties, and some of the conflicting positions with regards to its present and future role in criminal justice work. It also examines the potential impact of economic, political and ideological trends on the role and remit of voluntary sector organisations which undertake criminal justice work.
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Continuity and change in voluntary action

First, how is voluntary action defined and measured, and with what consistency, across surveys? And what kinds of activity count as voluntary action? Second, how does the available evidence allow us to investigate whether the accounts ...

Author: Lindsey, Rose

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447324867

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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There are great expectations of voluntary action in contemporary Britain but limited in-depth insight into the level, distribution and understanding of what constitutes voluntary activity.Drawing on extensive survey data and written accounts of citizen engagement, this book charts change and continuity in voluntary activity since 1981. How voluntary action has been defined and measured is considered alongside individuals’ accounts of their participation and engagement in volunteering over their lifecourses. Addressing fundamental questions such as whether the public are cynical about or receptive to calls for greater voluntary action, the book considers whether respective government expectations of volunteering can really be fulfilled. Is Britain really a “shared society”, or a “big society”, and what is the scope for expansion of voluntary effort? This pioneering study combines rich, qualitative material from the Mass Observation Archive between 1981 and 2012, and data from many longitudinal and cross-sectional social surveys. Part of the Third Sector Research Series, this book is informed by research undertaken at the Third Sector Research Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Barrow Cadbury Trust.
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