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(Re)building remnants of volunteer cultures in a post-Olympic metropolis: Analyzing forces, structures and opportunities in Greece’s civil society landscape

Koutrou, Niki, Kohe, Geoff (2023) (Re)building remnants of volunteer cultures in a post-Olympic metropolis: Analyzing forces, structures and opportunities in Greece’s civil society landscape. Local Development & Society, . pp. 1-21. ISSN 2688-3597. E-ISSN 2688-3600. (doi:10.1080/26883597.2023.2269491) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:103192)

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Recently, Greece has undergone substantive civil society and volunteering transformation. Although changes have been precipitated by various forces, including the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the country’s third sector organizations have been (re)generated through the creation of a productive urban commons. Notwithstanding a vibrant landscape of activity and opportunities, the environment continues to challenge sector entities. Utilizing interviews with 19 sector professionals, our research question focuses on examining current perceptions on the sector’s development, contemporary status and challenges, and future potential. Accordingly, the paper aims to: 1) Account for some of the political, socio-economic, and ideological shifts in the evolution and priorities of Greece’s Third sector; 2) Explore industry experiences in the pursuit of individual and collective civil society agendas; and 3) Establish some directions of, and challenges to, organizational continuity and change. Our findings suggest collaborative efforts illustrate the sector’s progressive capacities, yet these are measured against enduring sustainability concerns.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/26883597.2023.2269491
Uncontrolled keywords: Greece, Civil Society Development, Urban Commons, Volunteering, Organizational Continuity
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JS Local government. Municipal government
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Geoffery Kohe
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2023 08:34 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2024 16:45 UTC
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