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The Third Sector: Community Organizations, NGOs, and Nonprofits

Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Terry Nichols Clark


Civil society organizations, nonprofit organizations, national and international nongovernmental organizations, and a variety of formal and informal associations have coalesced into a world political force. Though the components of this so-called third sector vary by country, their cumulative effects play an ever-greater role in global affairs. Looking at relief and welfare organizations, innovation organizations, social networks, and many other kinds of groups, this book explores the functions, impacts, and composition of the nonprofit sector in six key countries. Chinese organizations, for e ... More

Keywords: civil society, nonprofit organizations, nongovernmental organizations, welfare organizations, relief organizations, innovation organizations, social networks, nonprofit sector, third sector, funding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040436
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040436.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meghan Elizabeth Kallman, author
Brown University

Terry Nichols Clark, author