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Partners in Public Service

Government-Nonprofit Relations in the Modern Welfare State

Lester M. Salamon

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Winner of the Distinguished Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action

Partners in Public Service brings together some of Lester Salamon's most important work on the changing relationship between government and the voluntary sector in the American version of the modern welfare state. Approaching issues from a variety of perspectives, Salamon covers topics such as the theoretical basis of government-nonprofit cooperation and recent efforts to cut federal spending.



Essential reading for anyone wishing to grasp the fundamentals of today's nonprofit sector.

One of the best books on voluntary social welfare. It may become the definitive work on the subject and should be widely consulted.


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Lester M. Salamon

Lester M. Salamon is a professor of public policy at Johns Hopkins University; director of the Center for Civil Society Studies, Institute for Health and Social Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; research professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies–Bologna Center; and senior research professor at the National Research University Higher School...