Understanding the Social Economy, Social Capital and the Third Sector

Paperback | November 15, 2008

bySimon Bridge

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Simon Bridge brings together all of the debates surrounding the social economy, the third sector and social capital. This text surveys the sector's landscape of voluntary organizations, charities, enterprise agencies and cultural groups, examining them relative to the public and private sectors.

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Simon Bridge brings together all of the debates surrounding the social economy, the third sector and social capital. This text surveys the sector's landscape of voluntary organizations, charities, enterprise agencies and cultural groups, examining them relative to the public and private sectors.

SIMON BRIDGE is the Proprietor of Simon Bridge and Associates, an economic and enterprise development consultancy. Prior to that he was Enterprise Development Director of LEDU (Local Enterprise Development Unit). He has also served on the board of the UK Institute for Small Business Affairs and chaired the Northern Ireland Department ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.67 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230518133

ISBN - 13:9780230518131

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Table of Contents

Why Write About the Social Economy, the Third Sector and Social Capital?
PART ONE: DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS
The Third Sector
The Social Economy
PART TWO: THE NATURE OF THIRD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS
Financing the Third Sector
The Link to Social Capital and Civic Society
Promoting Social Enterprise
The Impact of the Third Sector
In Conclusion: What Next?