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The global path: soft law and non-sovereigns formalizing the potency of the informal sector

Robert K. Christensen

in Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204762
eISBN:
9780191603860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204764.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Westphalian paradigm suggests that sovereign nation-states formally constitute the only legitimate institutions of international policy creation, enactment, and enforcement. This paper seeks to ... More


How to Learn Something in an Empowerment Project

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter is an overview of “empowerment projects.” It shows how empowerment projects are supposed to blend different kinds of people and different kinds of organizations—civic association, state ... More


The Third Sector: Community Organizations, NGOs, and Nonprofits

Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Terry Nichols Clark

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040436
eISBN:
9780252098857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040436.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Civil society organizations, nonprofit organizations, national and international nongovernmental organizations, and a variety of formal and informal associations have coalesced into a world political ... More


Parachurch Profiles: From Christian Cowboys to Donating Cows

Christopher P. Scheitle

in Beyond the Congregation: The World of Christian Nonprofits

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199733521
eISBN:
9780199866281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733521.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores nine activity sectors within the Christian nonprofit population: Charismatic Evangelism, Relief & Development, Education & Training, Publishing & Resources, Radio & Television, ... More


Selling Hope and College: Merit, Markets, and Recruitment in an Unranked School

Alex Posecznick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707582
eISBN:
9781501708404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707582.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

It has long been assumed that college admission should be a simple matter of sorting students according to merit, with the best heading off to the Ivy League and highly ranked liberal arts colleges ... More


The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Michael Weinstein and Ralph Bradburd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The Robin Hood Foundation is a charitable organization focused on alleviating poverty in New York City. One of the book's authors is the foundation's senior vice president. In that role he developed ... More


Biotechnology Dilemma 1: Patented Research Tools and Experimental Use

Michael A. Carrier

in Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195342581
eISBN:
9780199867035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342581.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Research tools used by scientists are essential for innovation in the biotechnology industry. In recent years, the patenting of such tools has skyrocketed with many scholars and organizations ... More


Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

James A. Phills Jr.

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Today's nonprofit organizations face an environment characterized by higher levels of competition for funding, clients and audiences, talent, and recognition. In addition, they confront greater ... More


From Social Movement to Moral Market: How the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market

Paul-Brian McInerney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785129
eISBN:
9780804789066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785129.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

What happens when social movement ideals meet market principles? Based on a three-year ethnography of a technology movement, this book shows how social movements make and shape markets. To illustrate ... More


Introduction: The Role of Mission and Strategy in Enhancing the Performance of Nonprofit Organizations

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

There is limited progress in solving the most pressing social problems and addressing fundamental needs despite the magnitude of resources in the hands of nonprofit organizations. Taking an ... More


Mission: The Psychological and Emotional Logic

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter introduces the idea of mission and, in particular, the different functions of a mission, as well as its inherent limitations. In order to gain some insight into the notion of mission, ... More


Strategy: The Economic Logic

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter explores the purpose and importance of strategy for the nonprofit organization. It also examines a framework for developing, articulating, and evaluating strategy, and shows how to apply ... More


Industry Analysis

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter deals with the understanding and analyzing of the organization's competitive environment in which strategies are produced. It begins with an extensive description and explication of the ... More


The Role of Leadership in Mission, Strategy, and Execution

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the role of leadership in formulating and then executing the mission and strategy of a nonprofit organization. In particular, these tasks are associated with the functional ... More


Immigrants and Electoral Politics: Nonprofit Organizing in a Time of Demographic Change

Heath Brown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704833
eISBN:
9781501705922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704833.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book addresses an important set of questions about the current state and future trajectory of U.S. politics in the midst of increasing racial and ethnic diversity. The book's analysis of voting ... More


The Formation and Transformation of Sufi Societies

Ousmane Oumar Kane

in The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism, and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732302
eISBN:
9780199894611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732302.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter provides details about Senegalese Sufi communities in New York. It focuses on the Murid and Tijani Sufi communities because they are the most visible and easily accessed groups. Their ... More


Relations to Other Immigrant Associations

Ousmane Oumar Kane

in The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism, and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732302
eISBN:
9780199894611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732302.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter discusses the wider field of associational life into which Senegalese are inserted and how these relate to Sufi societies. These include the Senegalese Catholic Association of America ... More


Voluntary Service

Mike W. Martin

in Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133257
eISBN:
9780199848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Voluntary service beyond minimum requirements is an important aspect of professionalism, yet it has received little attention in the study of professional ethics. The dominance of the consensus ... More


A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Amy Brown

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In 2008, The College Preparatory Academy, a traditional public high school in New York City, created its own in-house nonprofit organization in order to solicit donations from the private sector, ... More


Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Rob Reich, Chiara Cordelli, and Lucy Bernholz (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book provides an integrated and multi-disciplinary examination of the growing role and legitimacy of philanthropy in democratic societies. Contributors probe the relationship between ... More


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