The perception by the public, politicians or academics of the role of NGOs with regard to social policy in general, and social quality in particular, is often incoherent. Although these organisations are widely appreciated and supported, there are no clear views on their often contradictory role in the democratic process, and they are defined in narrow, yet widely differing ways. NGOs are usually not addressed in the analysis of broader approaches of social-policy arrangements, and their study is mainly concerned with organisational perspectives, sometimes viewing them as economic entities rather than as social actors. NGOs have also been largely ignored in the analysis of social quality. This is clearly shown in the first publications to come out of the 'Social Quality Initiative', in which most of the contributions fail to regard NGOs as a specific subject, and the few which do mostly look at organisational issues.
Reflections on the Perspectives of NGOs in the Process of European Intregration
Attempts to explain the achievements of the Jewish side in the 1948 War of Independence have focused thus far on the military and political dimension and on the domestic social, economic, and ideological dimension, as reflected in the collective mobilization of the Yishuv society. This article reveals the role of additional players in the war, including institutions, organizations, and associations that provided social services; the individuals who headed them; the members who took part in operating them; and the recipients of their services. The article's underlying premise is that Jewish society largely owed its resilience during the war, and in its aftermath, to the functioning of these organizations.
Navigating the Interstices of the British State with the Help of Non-profit Legal Advisers
Alice Forbess and Deborah James
This article explores everyday interactions with the British welfare state at a moment when it is attempting to shift and transform its funding regimes. Based on a study of two London legal services providers, it draws attention to a set of actors poised between local state officers and citizens: the advisers who carry out the work of translation, helping people to actualize their rights and, at the same time, forcing disparate state agencies to work together. Advice and government services providers are increasingly part of the same system, yet advisers' work runs counter to the state's aims when formal legal process is used to challenge unfair legislation. The article reveals that ever more complex, vague, and idiosyncratic interconnections between state, business, and the third sector are emerging in the field of public services.
Do We Need a Mobility Bill of Rights?
, nations, and states quite different to the British standpoint from which this document was written. In order to reach toward this lofty goal of wider dialogue, it is important that the Bill of Rights be shared as widely as possible—in academia, the third
Moving beyond Migrants’ Rights
Sin Yee Koh
an institution that has credibility in public education and engagements with the third sector—for example, through holding research dissemination seminars, exhibitions, collaborative projects, student internships, and in integrating practice into
Timothy M. Shaw and Abigail Kabandula
development/security. The “third sector” of civil society and think tanks has been developing on the continent, along with its economies, companies, supply chains, and so on, especially in the fleeting decade of commodities’ boom. This is particularly the
Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe
Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin
been consequential. We have witnessed a greater emphasis on slimmed-down government; in some cases a diminution of the role and function of municipal authorities; a new concern with the third sector or civil society domain between state and market; and
Lessons from Madrid
Marian Simon-Rojo, Inés Morales Bernardos, and Jon Sanz Landaluze
for generating an urban sustainable food strategy. To a certain extent, the platform has functioned also as a space of cooperation between entrepreneurial initiatives linked to the third sector. It was instrumental in the creation of AUPA and Coopera y
Promises of Proximity as Articulated by Changing Moral Elites
, voluntarism seems to be the most commonly used concept, and researchers today are concerned with “voluntarism and the third sector” and “voluntary work,” an unpaid, non-compulsory, organized activity that benefits people other than oneself and close family in
Developing community-facing learning in the social sciences
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