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Histories of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector

Davies, T. R. ORCID: 0000-0003-1047-9628 (2022). Histories of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. In: Gonçalves, G. & Oliveira, E. (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Nonprofit Communication. (pp. 15-22). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003170563-3


Whereas traditional accounts of the evolution of the non-profit and philanthropic sector have tended to concentrate on developments in Western Europe and North America, this exploration of diverse histories of associationalism emphasises their multifarious roots around the world. Exploring the evolution of associationalism in three main aspects – ancient, modern, and transnational – this chapter elucidates the importance of communication across world regions to the historical development of voluntary associations. The chapter concludes with reflections on the contemporary state of associationalism in the light of historical experience.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge Handbook of Nonprofit Communication on 12 Oct 2022, available online:
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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