German Policy Studies

Periodical covering political issues in Germany.

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 2, May

Changing Focus or Changing Role? the Swedish Nonprofit Sector in the 1990s
Abstract Some observers speculate whether there exists a nonprofit sector at all in Sweden, others conclude that the Swedish nonprofit sector must be very small - in terms of the welfare services it produces. This is the stereotypical and somewhat...
Editorial
The nonprofit sector stands for a specific segment of modern societies. Its organisations neither belong to the public sector nor to the market. Since nonprofit organissations (NPOs) have to obey the non-distribution-constraint that exclusively allows...
Italy's Third Sector on Consolidation Course
Abstract Until a few years ago, the organizations belonging to the third sector were relatively unknown to a large share of the population, to the media and probably also to the legislator. This is not the case anymore; in fact, nonprofit organizations...
The Third Sector and Labour Market Policy in Germany
Abstract For a long time, the general public and the policy experts alike have neglected Germany's third or nonprofit sector. However, the recent years have given abundant evidence of the fact that the sector constitutes a major force in the country's...
The Third Sector in France
Abstract In France, like in other Western European countries, the third sector has been on a steady increase during the last decades. Similar to the situation in Germany, the French Third Sector is predominately financed by public money that is...