Defining the nonprofit sector in Sweden

Limited knowledge of the Swedish nonprofit sector has resulted in the lack of an adequate framework for discussing and debating the sector's nature and future. Existing terminology offers a complex mixture of sometimes overlapping, sometimes contradictory, terms and concepts. For these reasons, the idea of treating the diverse set of nonprofit or voluntary institutions as a more or less single entity, which this paper attempts to accomplish, is relatively new in Swedish thinking. In this report,, the first systematic attempt to define and categorise the different parts of Swedish civil society and its organizations is presented. Some of the major challenges, and suggested solutions, are presented, and a conceptual framework for a comprehensive picture of the Swedish nonprofit sector is developed; a framework through which the historical roots as well as the political, economic, and legal environments of a Swedish nonprofit sector will be analysed in later contributions by the authors.

Afsender/institution/forlag:

Stockholm School of Economics

Udgivelsesår:

1995

Kategori:

Civilsamfund

Publikationstype:

Andre

Sprog:

Engelsk

Status:

Udgivet

Peer reviewed:

NEJ

Fuld adgang:

JA