|aHandbook on third sector policy in Europe :|bmulti-level processes and organized civil society /|cedited by Jeremy Kendall.
|aCheltenham, UK ;|aNorthampton, MA :|bEdward Elgar,|cc2009.
|axx, 402 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aTerra incognita : third sectors and European policy processes / Jeremy Kendall -- Germany : on the social policy centrality of the Free Welfare Associations / Annette Zimmer ... [et al.] -- The third sector and the policy process in France : the centralized horizontal third sector community faced with the reconfiguration of the state-centred republican model / Laurent Fraisse -- The UK : ingredients in a hyperactive horizontal policy environment / Jeremy Kendall -- The third sector and the policy process in Italy : between mutual accommodation and new forms of (blurred) partnership / Costanzo Ranci, Mauro Pellegrino and Emmanuele Pavolini -- The third sector and the policy process in Spain : the emergence of a new policy player / Teresa Montagut -- The third sector and the policy process in the Netherlands : a study in invisible ink / Taco Brandsen and Wim van de Donk -- Sweden : when strong third sector historical roots meet EU policy processes / Lars-Erik Olsson ... [et al.] -- The third sector and the policy process in the Czech Republic : self-limiting dynamics / Pavol Frič -- The European Statute of Association : why still an obscure but contested symbol in a sea of indifference and scepticism? / Jeremy Kendall and Laurent Fraisse -- European Social Fund local social capital pilots and mainstreamed global grants : on the troubled trajectory of third sector policy transfer / Isabel Crowhurst and Jeremy Kendall -- National Action Plans on Social Inclusion : opportunities for the third sector? / Taco Brandsen ... [et al.] -- The European Employment Strategy, social economy and employment policy : coordination failure and neglect in the face of fragmentation and complexity / Jeremy Kendall and Taco Brandsen -- A new settlement for Europe : towards 'open, transparent and regular dialogue with representative associations and civil society'? / Catherine Will and Jeremy Kendall -- The United Nations' International Year of Volunteers : a significant non-EU transnational initiative for European countries? / Angela Ellis Paine, Jeremy Kendall and Simone Baglioni -- The third sector and the Brussels dimension : trans-EU governance work in progress / Jeremy Kendall, Catherine Will and Taco Brandsen -- Concluding observations : a diverse and evolving third sector policy landscape / Jeremy Kendall.
|aThe third sector - sometimes referred to as organised civil society, nonprofit associations or NGOs - is increasingly recognised as a central policy actor in Europe. This handbook capitalises on the expertise of leading third sector and public policy researchers.