By S. Wojciech Sokolowski
Concentrating on service-providing businesses proven through healthiness and human provider pros in post-Communist Poland, this e-book provides a brand new size to the sociological examine of voluntary enterprises. the writer investigates the explanations and pursuits of the folks who determine those enterprises and the connections between organizational varieties, the social corporations of creation, and the occupational pursuits provider services.
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Finally, it divulges the idea of participation in collective action, suggested by the terms “voluntary association” and “social movement organization” (SMO). To be sure, the proposed term diverges from certain uses of the conventional terminology, especially “nonprofit,” to denote a sector of the national economy (Salamon and Anheier, 1994). The main difference is that the term “nonprofit sector” often includes agencies that would not qualify as social proximity organizations under any stretch of imagination.
Ilczuk, 1995). Instead, two terms are commonly used. “Nongovernmental organization” conveys the ideological INTRODUCTION 15 importance of organizational autonomy from the administrative structures of the state in the governance of this type of associations. “Social self-help organization” on the other hand, conveys the importance of self-reliance and spontaneous citizen action. Like the term “voluntary association,” these three terms (nonprofit, nongovernmental, and self-help) are clearly misnomers which poorly reflect the nature of what they are trying to depict.
The term “nonprofit organizations,” commonly used in American literature, is virtually unknown in Poland. The Polish language does not even have an equivalent for it, and the English term “nonprofit” is sometimes used verbatim in specialized academic publications (cf. Ilczuk, 1995). Instead, two terms are commonly used. “Nongovernmental organization” conveys the ideological INTRODUCTION 15 importance of organizational autonomy from the administrative structures of the state in the governance of this type of associations.