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Global Civil Society, Volume Two: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector

Lester M. Salamon and S. Wojciech Sokolowski, editors
Global Civil Society, Volume Two: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector
ISBN: 978-1-56549-184-7
2004/335 pages/LC: 2001368367
A Kumarian Press Book

"Provides perhaps the most useful roadmap we have ever had of the civil society organizations that are mobilizing enormous social energy in the developing world today."—David Valenzuela, President, Inter-American Foundation

"Practitioners and policy makers will be well served by this growing body of data on the scope, reach, and dynamism of the civil society sector. In-depth knowledge of the sector is a powerful tool for strengthening it visibility, voice, and impact."— Kathryn Wolford, President, Lutheran World Relief


In Volume Two of Global Civil Society, the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project continues the comprehensive overview of the scope, size, composition, and financing of the nonprofit, or civil society, sector in the developing  as well as the developed world. Covering thirty-six countries—fourteen in depth—with a particular focus on Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, this volume also includes new material on Europe, an updated overview, and a new Global civil Society index.


Lester M. Salamon is director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University. His numerous publications include The State of Nonprofit America, The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance, and Rethinking Corporate Social Engagement: Lessons from Latin America. S. Wojciech Sokolowski is senior research associate at Johns Hopkins University.


  • Global Civil Society: An Overview.
  • Measuring Civil Society: The Johns Hopkins Global Civil Society Index.
  • Kenya.
  • South Africa.
  • Tanzania.
  • Uganda.
  • ASIA.
  • India.
  • Pakistan.
  • The Philippines.
  • South Korea.
  • Egypt.
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco.
  • Italy.
  • Norway.
  • Poland.
  • Appendixes.