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Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations of Third Sector Governance and Management
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A Teaching Topic in Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations of Third Sector Governance and Management

This topic introduces students to the conceptual and theoretical foundations upon which the analysis of third sector governance and management is built. This topic teaches students why the “third sector” exists, and discusses its relationship with the state. Students are also introduced to the long-standing debate over whether a “bigger” government tends to crowd out third sector activity. Finally this topic provides comparative analysis, analyzing some of the similarities and differences that exist between the role of the third sector in a range of economically developed countries.

Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5423): 

Jack Quarter and Laurie Mook, “An Interactive View of the Social Economy,” ANSERJ - Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 1, 1, fall 2010, 8-22. http://search.proquest.com.proxy.library.carleton.ca/docview/864114125/fulltextPDF/133F61B9C2E794E69AE/4  

Helmut K. Anheier, Lester M. Salamon, “The Nonprofit Sector in Comparative Perspective,” in Walter W. Powell and Richard Steinberg (eds.), The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook. New Haven: Yale University Press: 89-116.

Steven Rathgeb Smith and Kirsten Grønberg, “Scope and Theory of Government-Nonprofit Relations,” in Walter W. Powell and Richard Steinberg (eds.), The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook. New Haven: Yale University Press: 221-242.

Charities Aid Foundation, A Global View of Giving Trends. London: CAF, 2011. https://www.cafonline.org/research/publications/2010-publications/world-giving-index.aspx

Source: PADM 5423 Syllabus, 2013

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