International Encyclopedia of Civil Society

International Encyclopedia of Civil Society

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Recently the topic of civil society has generated a wave of interest, and a wealth of new information. Until now no publication has attempted to organize and consolidate this knowledge. The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society fills this gap, establishing a common set of understandings and terminology, and an analytical starting point for future research. Global in scope and authoritative in content, the Encyclopedia offers succinct summaries of core concepts and theories; definitions of terms; biographical entries on important figures and organizational profiles. In addition, it serves as a reliable and up-to-date guide to additional sources of information. In sum, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the contours of civil society, social capital, philanthropy and nonprofits across cultures and historical periods. For researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management and social enterprise, this is the most systematic appraisal of a rapidly growing field.Originally, the organization was titled Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Later, Lightner would quit the ... MADD also receives money from corporations, including national automobile dealer Carmax and insurer State Farm. MADD is often at oddsanbsp;...

Title:International Encyclopedia of Civil Society
Author:Helmut K. Anheier, Stefan Toepler
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-11-24


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