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“The Spirit that Moves Inside You”: Puzzles of Using Volunteering to Cure the Volunteer’s Problems

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/9780691147093.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains how the empowerment talk suggests that volunteering is good because it is soul-changing, which leads organizers to embrace this mission. Fulfilling this mission of deeply ... More


A New Engagement?: Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen

Cliff Zukin, Scott Keeter, Molly Andolina, Krista Jenkins, and Michael X. Delli Carpini

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183177
eISBN:
9780199850822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183177.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In searching for answers as to why young people differ vastly from their parents and grandparents when it comes to turning out the vote, this book challenges the conventional wisdom that today's ... More


Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Nina Eliasoph

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Volunteering improves inner character, builds community, cures poverty, and prevents crime. We have all heard this kind of empowerment talk from nonprofit and government-sponsored civic programs. But ... More


Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: A resource for voluntary service managers

Rosalind Scott and Steven Howlett (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199545827
eISBN:
9780191730429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This book provides practical guidelines on the responsibilities of those who lead, co-ordinate, and manage volunteers in small hospices, large specialist palliative care units, and in general ... More


Harmless and Destructive Plug-in Volunteers

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/9780691147093.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at the adult volunteers who come to help in the summer and after-school homework programs studied in this volume. Adult volunteers' presence symbolize, in the funders' eyes, ... More


The Curious Incident of the Guns in the Night Time

Iain Mclean and Tom Lubbock

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The Government of Ireland Bill and the Ulster Protestant revolt 1912–14. Bonar Law, Dicey, the Unionist Party, and illegal activity. Curragh ‘mutiny’ 1914. Larne gunrunning 1914.


 Immigrant Worship Communities in the Public Square

Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge

in Religion and the New Immigrants: Social Capital, Identity, and Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195188707
eISBN:
9780199785315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188707.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Worship communities play important roles in civil society, in a few cases promoting political engagement around homeland causes and immigrant issues. Many communities provide informal or formal ... More


The Development of Volunteering

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter details the development of volunteering. In its early stages, volunteering developed rapidly with seventy two volunteer infantry corps and thirty two yeomanry cavalry corps established ... More


The Internationalization of European Armed Forces

Frédéric Mérand

in European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533244
eISBN:
9780191714474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533244.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Thanks to the integrated structures of the Atlantic Alliance and the growth of multinational interventions since the end of the Cold War, West European armed forces increasingly look like ... More


‘A Connexion of Loyalty’

Austin Gee

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the selection of volunteers. Careful selection depended on the identification of loyalty. National and county administrators adopted several approaches to ensure that only ... More


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