Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy, Edition 2

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In this new edition of his popular textbook, Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy, Helmut K. Anheier has fully updated, revised and expanded his comprehensive introduction to this field. The text takes on an international and comparative dimensions perspective, detailing the background and concepts behind these organizations and examining relevant theories and central issues.

Anheier covers the full range of nonprofit organizations – service providers, membership organizations, foundations, community groups – in different fields, such as arts and culture, social services and education. He introduces central terms such as philanthropy, charity, community, social entrepreneurship, social investment, public good and civil society, whilst explaining how the field spills over from public management, through nonprofit management and public administration.

The previous edition won the Best Book Award at the American Academy of Management in 2006. Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy is an ideal resource for students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both Europe and North America.

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Helmut K. Anheier is Professor of Sociology and Dean at the Hertie School of Governance, Germany. He also holds a chair of sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Centre for Social Investment. He has previously been professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at ULCA’s School of Public Affairs and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics

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Apr 16, 2014
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Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities / General
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
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