Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Voluntary Action in a Scandinavian Welfare Context: The Case of Sweden
Ersta Sköndal University College, Institute for Civil Society Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0368-5183
1996 (English)In: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, ISSN 0899-7640, E-ISSN 1552-7395, Vol. 4, no 25, 415-427 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to present some characteristics of the Swedish voluntary sector. With the help of recent research results, the voluntary sector and its wide range of activities is placed into a comprehensive structure that includes historical and cultural roots as well as the connection between the sector and the emergence of the Swedish welfare state. What is characteristic for the Swedish welfare model also explains, in important respects, the conditions of the voluntary sector and the way in which it finds articulation. However, this is not in itself a sufficient explanation if we are to understand the many-sided phenomenon represented by the Swedish voluntary sector. The role played by the tradition of popular mass movements in shaping the voluntary sector of today must also be taken into account. After a general overview in the first half of the article, two aspects of Swedish voluntary sector activities are presented to illustrate these points: the high level of volunteerism of the population and the particular character and role of voluntary organizations in the field of social care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 4, no 25, 415-427 p.
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-797DOI: 10.1177/0899764096254002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-797DiVA: diva2:369843
Available from: 2010-11-12 Created: 2010-11-12 Last updated: 2015-06-29Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Svedberg, Lars
By organisation
Institute for Civil Society Studies
In the same journal
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 69 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf