The Political Economy of the Voluntary Sector: A Reappraisal of the Comparative Institutional Advantage of Voluntary Organisations
'This book provides a superb review of the literature on nonprofit organizations and extends the boundaries of our knowledge in a substantial and novel way. In particular, Dollery and Wallis provide a seminal analysis of public policy alternatives on the voluntary sector. the book represents a "must read" for all scholars, practitioners, students and policymakers interested in nonprofit organizations.' - Andrew Worthington, Queensland University of Technology, Australia 'Dollery and Wallis have done it again, having presented the complex ideas of a very eclectic field into a comprehensible and eminently readable form. In addition, the policy implications they draw from the existing literature answer a much needed call for direction and rationale for the various tax breaks, subsidies and other tools at the disposal of politicians with regard to NPOs. This book not only presents a comprehensive picture of the issues involved and approaches to understanding the voluntary sector, but serves as a stepping stone to expand the frontier of this important, but still nascent field. A must read for anyone serious about policy towards NPOs.' - Craig Parsons, Yokohama National University, Japan In this book, the authors outline how policymakers in advanced countries have moved away from exclusive reliance on the public sector in social service delivery, towards a more multi-faceted approach that seeks to combine the strengths of public agencies, private firms and voluntary organizations. This development raises interesting and complex questions concerning the comparative advantages of these respective groups in the delivery of goods and services.
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Voluntary Organizations as a Response to Market
Supplyside Theories of Nonprofit Organizations
Leadership and Nonprofit Organizations
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activities allocative efficiency altruism analysis Anheier approach argues argument associated asymmetric information behavior Ben-Ner Billis and Glennerster Chapter commitment comparative advantage conceptual CONPOs consumers contract failure costs demand derived developed donations donors economic efficiency economic theory economists effect emotional energy equality of outcome equity evaluate example existence explain for-profit free-riding funding Gidron Glennerster 1998 goals government failure groups Hansmann human services identified individuals information asymmetry interactions literature market failure paradigm microeconomic Moreover networks non-market failure non-redistribution constraint nonprofit organizations nonprofit sector NPO leaders organizational outcomes particular perspective philanthropic policy implications political potential Principal-agent Problems private firms private sector problem production public agencies public choice theory public policy makers public sector relationship rent-seeking role Rose-Ackerman 1996 Salamon service delivery social capital social service stakeholders supply taxonomy theoretical Third Sector TRUNPOs voluntary failure voluntary organizations voluntary sector organizations Weisbrod welfare Wesley Mission Wolf