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Challenging the third sector: Global prospects for active citizenship

Sue Kenny, Marilyn Taylor, Jenny Onyx, and Marjorie Mayo


Over recent decades there has been growing interest in the ways in which citizens can take responsibility for their own destinies as civil society actors. One of the key sites that has been identified as having the capacity for nurturing, as well as for expressing active citizenship, has been the third sector. This book unpacks the contested notions of active citizenship and the third sector and identifies the claims about the varying ways in which the third sector promotes active citizenship. Drawing upon a range of empirical studies from across the globe, the book then explores the diverse r ... More

Keywords: active citizenship, third sector organisation, civil society, globalisation, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447316916
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316916.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue Kenny, author
Deakin University, Melbourne

Marilyn Taylor, author
University of the West of England

Jenny Onyx, author
UK Business School at University of Technology, Sydney