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Mexican Solidarity

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A rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis of volunteering in Mexico provides a fresh perspective on civil society in Mexico, exploding myths created by previous studies and offering fresh insights into the growing 'third sector' in that country.

During the nearly 20 years of its existence, the Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, A.C. (Cemefi, acronym in Spanish for the Mexican Center for Philanthropy) has promoted a varied agenda of research about civil society in Mexico. Cemefi has produced and published information on the characteristics of the social organizations that make up the Mexican nonprofit sector, as well as infor- tion about the type of legal, fiscal, and economic factors that promote or hinder organized citizen participation based on the principles of solidarity, social resp- sibility, and philanthropy. Once again, with the aim of bringing together information regarding the imp- tance of practices of solidarity in the country, Cemefi has decided to contribute to understanding, making known, and ultimately promoting volunteer action and acts of solidarity undertaken by citizens in this country. The end result of this effort is portrayed in this book, Mexican Solidarity: Citizen Participation and Volunteerism, edited and coordinated by Doctor Jacqueline Butcher. It is the product of a joint effort on the part of different people and insti- tions with a common goal: finding out about the characteristics of volunteerism and, in general, citizen participation in acts of solidarity in Mexico.


Jacqueline Butcher García-Colín is President of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, or CEMEFI) from 2006 to 2010, and President of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) from 2007 to 2008. Ms. Butcher has a B.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and also Master's and Doctoral degrees in Human Development from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City). Her research is concerned with volunteering and citizen participation, and she has been widely published. She belongs to the Editorial Board of Prometeo and Voluntas and is a member of the Technical Expert Group for the Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work assembled by ILO and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies. In Mexico, is currently on the Board of the National Health Foundation (FUNSALUD) and is Member of the Citizens' Advisory Council of the National System for Integral Family Development (Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, or SNDIF)

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This book offers a new look at Mexican civil society, through a rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis of volunteering in Mexico. The findings of this study, with new methodologies specifically tailored to the unique nature of Mexican volunteerism contradict previous studies that considered Mexico's Third Sector one of the smallest and least developed worldwide. American or European models of studying the Third Sector do not accurately translate to the study of Mexico, and the author of this key volume has developed a new and import model of study. The results of this study will provide key insight about the growing Third Sector in Mexico, including: the concept of volunteering in Mexico, case studies of Non-Profit Organizations in Mexico, findings, Challenges, and Implications of this Study, detailed outline of the Methodology, technological Support for Information Gathering. This results and methodology of this groundbreaking study will be invaluable not only to researchers studying the Third Sector in Mexico, but those studying other analagous cultures that do not fit into traditional American or European models. TOC:Conceptual Framework for Volunteer Action and Acts of Solidarity.-Analysis of the National Survey on Solidarity and Volunteer Action.- How to Become a Volunteer.- The Concept of Giving in Mexico.- Non-Profit Organizations in Mexico: Case studies.- Findings, Challenges, and Implications. - Appendices.- Index.


Conceptual Framework for Volunteer Action and Acts of Solidarity.- Graphic "Acts of Solidarity in Mexico" (Analysis of the National Survey on Solidarity and Volunteer Action).- How to Become a Volunteer?.- The Concept of Giving in Mexico.- Nonprofit Organizations in Mexico: Case Studies.- Findings, Challenges, and Implications.

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Titre: Mexican Solidarity
Sous-titre: Citizen Participation and Volunteering
Code EAN: 9781441910776
ISBN: 1441910778
Format: Livre Relié
Genre: Sciences sociales, droit et économie
nombre de pages: 236
Poids: 523g
Taille: H240mm x B163mm x T25mm
Parution: 01.12.2009
Année: 2009


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