Edited by Matthew Harding
Chapter 9: Not-for-profit organizations, public law and private law
This chapter argues that charity law is best understood as a public-private hybrid in which individual autonomy is valued in certain respects, and collective priorities in others. The chapter contrasts charity law with statutory schemes establishing social enterprise vehicles in the United Kingdom and British Columbia. It concludes that the law enabling and regulating the UK’s ‘community interest company’ balances individual and collective goals in much the same way as charity law; in contrast, the chapter associates the legislation governing British Columbia’s ‘community contribution company’ with a distinct shift towards valuing individual autonomy over collective priorities. Throughout, the chapter argues that the public/private distinction remains both relevant and useful when considering charity law in particular and the legal order generally.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.