Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society
Edited by Jeremy Kendall
While scholarship on the social, economic and political contributions of organisations existing between the market and the state has proliferated in recent years, no sustained attention has previously been paid to how such organisations are collectively treated by, and respond to, public policy. The expert contributors examine the policy environment for, and evolving policy treatment of, the third sector in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom from a comparative perspective. They also look at how the third sector relates to multi-level European policy processes, including the Open Method of Co-ordination, the Community Method, nationally-led ‘partnership’ approaches within an overall EU framework and the United Nations International Year of Volunteering; an initiative implemented in the EU but originating externally.
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- Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society
- Chapter 1: Terra Incognita: Third Sectors and European Policy Processes
- Chapter 2: Germany: On the Social Policy Centrality of the Free Welfare Associations
- Chapter 3: 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
- Chapter 4: The UK: Ingredients in a Hyperactive Horizontal Policy Environment
- Chapter 5: The Third Sector and the Policy Process in Italy: Between Mutual Accommodation and New Forms of (Blurred) Partnership
- Chapter 6: The Third Sector and the Policy Process in Spain: The Emergence of a New Policy Player
- Chapter 7: The Third Sector and the Policy Process in the Netherlands: A Study in Invisible Ink
- Chapter 8: Sweden: When Strong Third Sector Historical Roots Meet EU Policy Processes
- Chapter 9: The Third Sector and the Policy Process in the Czech Republic: Self-Limiting Dynamics
- Chapter 10: The European Statute of Association: Why Still an Obscure but Contested Symbol in a Sea of Indifference and Scepticism?
- Chapter 11: European Social Fund Local Social Capital Pilots and Mainstreamed Global Grants: On the Troubled Trajectory of Third Sector Policy Transfer
- Chapter 12: National Action Plans on Social Inclusion: Opportunities for the Third Sector?
- Chapter 13: The European Employment Strategy, Social Economy and Employment Policy: Coordination Failure and Neglect in the Face of Fragmentation and Complexity
- Chapter 14: A New Settlement for Europe: Towards ‘Open, Transparent and Regular Dialogue with Representative Associations and Civil Society’?
- Chapter 15: The United Nations’ International Year of Volunteers: A Significant Non-EU Transnational Initiative for European Countries?
- Chapter 16: The Third Sector and the Brussels Dimension: Trans-EU Governance Work in Progress
- Chapter 17: Concluding Observations: A Diverse and Evolving Third Sector Policy Landscape
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