The third sector and the regional development of social capital

Kean Birch, G. Whittam

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    The Third Sector and the regional development of social capital, Regional Studies. There is a growing academic and policy interest in the Third Sector and its potential impact on regional development. A key aspect of the Third Sector is its role in regional development through the promotion of social capital. However, there is considerable debate around the definition of the Third Sector that limits one's understanding of its impact. The paper first disentangles a number of ambiguities to clarify the distinctions between the concepts before then exploring the relationship between the regional development of social capital and the various aspects of the Third Sector. Finally, UK policy agendas and initiatives are considered in light of the earlier discussion.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages437-450
    Number of pages13
    JournalRegional Studies
    Volume42
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

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    Keywords

    • third sector
    • social economy
    • social enterprise
    • social entrepreneurship
    • social capital
    • regional development

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    Birch, Kean ; Whittam, G. / The third sector and the regional development of social capital. In: Regional Studies. 2008 ; Vol. 42, No. 3. pp. 437-450.
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