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The Voluntary Sector and the Welfare State

Hogg, Eddy (2019) The Voluntary Sector and the Welfare State. In: Ellison, Nicholas and Haux, Tina, eds. Handbook on Society and Social Policy. Edward Elgar. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This chapter explores the symbiotic relationship between the voluntary sector and the welfare state. It begins by critically exploring the ways in which voluntary organizations have been defined in terms of the relationship with the public and private sectors. Next, it looks at how geographical nuance helps to explain variation in the nature of voluntary sectors in different countries by drawing on comparative voluntary sector studies. Central to this analysis is the relationship between the voluntary sector and the welfare state and their twin evolution and interdependence. Through the discussion of Social Origins theory and further work, a framework for comparative voluntary sector studies is established and critiqued. Finally, this chapter explores whether and how globalization might impact on this relationship and whether there are certain factors that should be present in all state-voluntary sector relationships.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Voluntary Sector, Welfare State, Social Origins, Nonprofit, Comparative
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Eddy Hogg
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2019 08:42 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 04:12 UTC
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