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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

The roots of this book go back over thirty years to when the senior author was founding and building the international, interprofessional, interdisciplinary organization now named the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) (see Smith 1999; Smith 2003). It was clear to him that part of the task of bringing together the parts of some thirty different fields, disciplines, and professions into a new field and association would involve identifying...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xiv

The senior author is grateful for bibliographichelp by Catherine Clinton McIntyre in the late stages of book preparation. He also wishes to thank his friends for moral support during periods of intensive work on the book. And most of all, he expresses his deep gratitude to Robert Stebbins, his co-author, without whom this particular scholarly dream would never have become a reality. Finally, all three authors wish to thank Sarah Brown, copy editor assigned to this project, for her most careful work...

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Lexicographic Note

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pp. xv-xvi

This dictionary contains terms and concepts, both of which sometimes appear as phrases or expressions rather than as single words. Furthermore, some terms and concepts have multiple meanings, with each being identified numerically as 1, 2, and so on. In most instances the meanings presented relate to the nonprofit sector, but occasionally more general usage is noted as well, primarily to show how technical usage varies from common sense and thereby place the term or concept in...

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Introduction: Defining Nonprofit/Voluntary Sector Terms and Concepts

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pp. 1-12

We need a general theory of the nonprofit sector. It is a critical weakness of this field. One way to launch this important project is, first, to concentrate on the terms and concepts that have been found useful in past research and theory. Next, it is necessary to give them clear, consistent definitions using other defined terms and “primitive terms,” or simple words whose definitions are taken as given in the language used. In this regard Salamon...

Dictionary of Terms and Concepts

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pp. 13-250

Bibliography

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pp. 251-318

Index

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pp. 319-337