Departmental Papers (SPP)

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January 2002


As a longtime reader and contributor to NVSQ, I have been occupied for quite a while with trying to select what book is worthy of a review in NVSQ. So many new books cover aspects of the nonprofit sector or voluntary action, or both, that the list of books alone would take the entire space allocated for book reviews. Rarely do I encounter a book that is unknown by most scholars in the field yet that is pivotal to what we collectively stand for. Rosenfeld and Tardieu’s book epitomizes the entire nonprofit sector—from one determined volunteer to an impressive international movement that refuses to co-opt and maintains a spirit of care and respect.


Copyright Sage 2002. Reprinted from Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Volume 31, Issue 1, 2002, pages 150-152.



Date Posted: 27 November 2006

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