Sunday, November 06, 2011

CFP: ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY & PRAXIS (Understanding Nonprofits)

CFP: ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY & PRAXIS (Understanding Nonprofits)

Symposium: Understanding Nonprofits, Volunteerism and Philanthropy through a Critical Perspective

To appear in the March 2013 (Volume 35, 1) issue

In an environment of government cutbacks and privatization, nonprofits, volunteerism and philanthropy are increasingly important to public administration and governance in the United States and around the world. While the literature on these institutions has grown exponentially over the past several decades, relatively few scholars have taken critical approaches to understanding and assessing their impact. Critical in this context means, for example, exploring the dialectic of an area or idea, examining relationships that involve inequities and power, critiquing ideologies, and/or using critical methodological approaches. Papers might address such areas as:

·        How evaluation, accountability, capacity building or professional management discourses have affected nonprofit organizations, their volunteers, or clients.
·        Who loses and benefits from state and federal charitable tax incentive policies.
·        The societal or social policy implications of trends such as voluntourism, cause-related marketing, celebrity philanthropy, or collaborative philanthropy.
·        Donors’ or foundations’ relationships with funding recipients or their impact on social policy.

The coordinator of this symposium is Dr. Angela M. Eikenberry, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Proposals should be submitted via email to: and to the editor of ATP (Larry Luton, no later than January 8, 2012 and should include a working title and a 1-page abstract in addition to organizational affiliation and full contact information for the author(s). An invitation to participate in the symposium does not guarantee publication. Full papers should not exceed 9,000 words and will be double-blind peer reviewed. Initial papers will be due June 1, 2012 and final manuscripts will be due October 15, 2012.

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