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Third Sector Research Series

Series editor:  John Mohan, University of Birmingham, UK

Published in collaboration with the Third Sector Research Centre, this international series produces, in an accessible form, third/voluntary sector books based on original and timely research findings, with an emphasis on accessible communication between academic teaching and research, and practitioners.

Topics include:

  • Youth voluntary action and engagement
  • Geographical variations in the distribution of organisations, their resources and activities
  • Marketisation and austerity
  • Social enterprise
  • The boundary between paid and unpaid work
  • The contribution of third sector organisations to particular fields of social policy

To submit a book proposal for the Series, contact the Series Editor John Mohan at mohanj@bham.ac.uk.

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The Third Sector Delivering Public Services

Developments, Innovations and Challenges

This edited collection explores areas such as social enterprise, capacity building, volunteering and social value, and charts the historical development of the state-third sector relationship, reviewing the major debates and controversies accompanying recent shifts in that relationship.

Policy Press

Community Groups in Context

Local Activities and Actions

Collates knowledge and examines the role and nature of community groups and activities operating outside of the formal voluntary sector in the UK to develop a coherent understanding about these so-called “below the radar” organisations.

Policy Press

Continuity and Change in Voluntary Action

Patterns, Trends and Understandings

Drawing on extensive survey data and written accounts of citizen engagement, this pioneering book charts change and continuity in voluntary activity since 1981. Part of the Third Sector Research Series.

Policy Press