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The Resource Nonprofits in urban America, edited by Richard C. Hula, Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, (electronic resource)

Nonprofits in urban America, edited by Richard C. Hula, Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, (electronic resource)

Label
Nonprofits in urban America
Title
Nonprofits in urban America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard C. Hula, Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
361.7/63/0973091732
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.N653 2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hula, Richard C.
  • Jackson-Elmoore, Cynthia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban policy
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Community development
  • Associations, institutions, etc.
Summary expansion
From their experience in nonprofit operations and their understanding of the realities of urban politics, the editors of this wide-ranging volume and their contributors dig into issues seldom explored in the literature. They study the role of nonprofits in local governing coalitions, the potential of nonprofits to replace social welfare programs, their efforts to restructure key elements of the local political process, and the unanticipated internal impacts of the changing roles of nonprofit organizations in the urban community. The result is a compelling argument that to understand life in contemporary American cities, we must take into account the expanding role of nonprofit organizations, their response to increased service demands, and their participation in common efforts to direct policy choices. Hula, Jackson-Elmoore, and their panel of scholars, researchers, and close observers of urban policymaking focus on the delivery of social services to illustrate the complex and important set of roles that nonprofits have assumed. As social programs are cut at all levels of government, it is often believed that nonprofits can and should take up the slack and restore at least some portion of the cutbacks in such services. They examine how some nonprofit organizations have taken a proactive stance in this regard by implementing efforts that do not simply react to political and social change, but attempt to initiate and guide it instead. They attempt to change the political environment in which they operate, and the result has been to change the face of local politics in many jurisdictions. Each chapter of their book explores these expanding and emerging roles. Themes and focuses vary, which in turn reflects the variation and complexity within the nonprofit sector itself. At the same time, each chapter presents an emerging political or policy role now being played by today's nonprofits and voluntary associations, and a theoretical context in which such activities and behavior can best be understood. Scholars and advanced students in public administration, economics, and nonprofit management, as well as executive-level nonprofit managers, will find here an important update on what is happening in their special worlds, and the knowledge they need to make sense of it
Label
Nonprofits in urban America, edited by Richard C. Hula, Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"A Policy Studies Organization book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000212058
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781567203769
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00037267
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000212058
Label
Nonprofits in urban America, edited by Richard C. Hula, Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"A Policy Studies Organization book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000212058
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781567203769
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00037267
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000212058

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