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Politics and Partnerships : The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

By: Clemens, Elisabeth S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (339 p.).ISBN: 9780226109985.Subject(s): Charities -- Political aspects -- United States | Civil society -- United States | Electronic books. -- local | Nonprofit organizations -- Political activity -- United States | Religion and civil society -- United States | Voluntarism -- Political aspects -- United States | Voluntarism -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Politics and Partnerships : The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and PresentDDC classification: 322 LOC classification: HN90Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Introduction: Politics and Partnerships -- Part I: Of, By, and Instead of Politics -- Chapter 2: Civil Society and American Nationalism, 1776-1865 -- Chapter 3: Steering the State: Government, Nonprofits, and the Making of Labor Knowledge in the New Era -- Chapter 4: In the Shadow of the New Deal: Reconfiguring the Roles of Government and Charity, 1928-1940 -- Part II: Nonprofits in a World of Markets -- Chapter 5: Bringing the Market Back In: Philanthropic Activism and Conservative Reform
Chapter 6: Nonprofit Research Institutes: From Companies without Products to Universities without Students -- Chapter 7: Corporate Philanthropy in the United States: What Causes Do Corporations Back? -- Part III: Boundary Crossing: Contemporary Recombinations of Markets, States, and Nonprofit Organizing -- Chapter 8: Privatizing the Welfare State: Nonprofit Community-Based Organizations as Political Actors -- Chapter 9: Nonprofits and the Reconstruction of Urban Governance: Housing Production and Community Development in Cleveland, 1975-2005
Chapter 10: Evangelical Megachurches and the Christianization of Civil Society: An Ethnographic Case Study -- Chapter 11: ""Resolviendo"" : How September 11 Tested and Transformed a New York City Mexican Immigrant Organization -- List of Contributors
Summary: Exhorting people to volunteer is part of the everyday vocabulary of American politics. Routinely, members of both major parties call for partnerships between government and nonprofit organizations. These entreaties increase dramatically during times of crisis, and the voluntary efforts of ordinary citizens are now seen as a necessary supplement to government intervention. But despite the ubiquity of the idea of volunteerism in public policy debates, analysis of its role in American governance has been fragmented. Bringing together a diverse set of disciplinary approaches, Politics and Partners
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Introduction: Politics and Partnerships -- Part I: Of, By, and Instead of Politics -- Chapter 2: Civil Society and American Nationalism, 1776-1865 -- Chapter 3: Steering the State: Government, Nonprofits, and the Making of Labor Knowledge in the New Era -- Chapter 4: In the Shadow of the New Deal: Reconfiguring the Roles of Government and Charity, 1928-1940 -- Part II: Nonprofits in a World of Markets -- Chapter 5: Bringing the Market Back In: Philanthropic Activism and Conservative Reform

Chapter 6: Nonprofit Research Institutes: From Companies without Products to Universities without Students -- Chapter 7: Corporate Philanthropy in the United States: What Causes Do Corporations Back? -- Part III: Boundary Crossing: Contemporary Recombinations of Markets, States, and Nonprofit Organizing -- Chapter 8: Privatizing the Welfare State: Nonprofit Community-Based Organizations as Political Actors -- Chapter 9: Nonprofits and the Reconstruction of Urban Governance: Housing Production and Community Development in Cleveland, 1975-2005

Chapter 10: Evangelical Megachurches and the Christianization of Civil Society: An Ethnographic Case Study -- Chapter 11: ""Resolviendo"" : How September 11 Tested and Transformed a New York City Mexican Immigrant Organization -- List of Contributors

Exhorting people to volunteer is part of the everyday vocabulary of American politics. Routinely, members of both major parties call for partnerships between government and nonprofit organizations. These entreaties increase dramatically during times of crisis, and the voluntary efforts of ordinary citizens are now seen as a necessary supplement to government intervention. But despite the ubiquity of the idea of volunteerism in public policy debates, analysis of its role in American governance has been fragmented. Bringing together a diverse set of disciplinary approaches, Politics and Partners

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Clemens and Guthrie have put together one of the rare collections of essays that is more than the sum of its parts. They focus on the evolution of the role of voluntary associations in recent US history, contextualizing in the work of Lester Salamon and other scholars who emphasize the increasing partnership of nonprofits and the state since the 1970s, especially in the delivery of social services. The authors make a point that recent scholarship supports the need to abandon the classic view of a neat separation between government agencies, civic associations, and the market sector in favor of a much more complex vision of interpenetrating and interconnected sectors. The transformation of the welfare state, new organizational forms (nonprofit/for-profit hybrids), and new funding patterns now characterize the dynamic interaction of the multiple elements of democratic service provision. The authors, all experts in different aspects of the problem, are well selected, and their essays are well crafted to buttress the central argument of the collection. This is about as useful a single volume as there is about the transformation of civil society in the US. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most levels/libraries. S. N. Katz Princeton University

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Elisabeth S. Clemens is professor of sociology and Master of the Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago. Doug Guthrie is professor of sociology at New York University with a joint appointment in the Department of Management and Organization at the Stern School of Business.

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