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Partners of the Junior Research Group

Links to Partners

  Ministry of innovation, science, research and technology NRW of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The ministry finances the Junior Research Group within the programme for young scientists.

  Institute for Political Science at the University of Muenster

The Junior Research Group is located at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Muenster.

 Research Training Group on Communication Processes in Civil Society

There is a close collaboration between the Junior Research Group and this Research Training Group.

 PhD Dissertation Network on the Third Sector and Civil Society

The European dissertation network focuses on the research on civil society and the third sector. It organises annual meetings. The 2007 meeting took place in Muenster.

 npm  Centre for Nonprofit-Management

The Centre for Nonprofit-Management shares the office with the Junior Research Group. There are numerous connections to the practical consultancy at the centre.

 Maecenata Institute for philanthropy und civil society

The Junior Research Group is a member of the college of research of this private think tank located in Berlin.

 CINEFOGO

CINEFOGO is a network of 51 European University und it rsearches the nexus between governance and civil society. It is funded by the European Union and coordinated by Prof. Thomas Boje, Roskilde University/ Denmark. A major goal ist the improvement of the participation of European citizens. The members of the research group are involved in different projects of CINEFOGO.

  Work group „Non-profit organisations“

The work group „Non-profit organisations“ brings together academics and experts focussing on non-profit organisations for qualification or research projects.

 CONNEX-Network

The Network of Excellence CONNEX- “Connecting Excellence on European Governance”- analyses efficient and democratic multilevel governance in Europe. The Junior Research Group is working on this topic.

 European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

At the ECPR General Conference in Budapest in September 2005, the Junior Research Group organised section 28 dealing with “Europeanisation and New Forms of Governance: Challenges and Perspectives for Civil Society Organisations in the Enlarged Europe”.

  Doctoral program “European Integration - Perspectives on the Welfare State in the European Union”

Faculty for Social Sciences at the University of Osnabrueck is working on related topics. There is a loose cooperation.

 Research project “Global Governance and Climate Change”

The Junior Research Group cooperates with this research project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The group is working in the development of multilevel governance concepts.

  Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Dr Eckhard Priller the Social Science Research Center Berlin is at the disposal of the Junior Research Group as an advisor. He has organised numerous projects with Prof Zimmer

  Initiative “Active Citizenship” – Competence for public involvement

Research on „Civil society and democracy“ at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Muenster and the Berlin initiative “Active Citizenship” are long-standing partners.

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Further Links

 Future of Civil Society

The results of the „focs“-project are the starting point of the research group’s work.

 Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project (JHCNP)

The Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project (JHCNP) the Third Sector was conducted in more than 20 countries and analysed the economic significance of the third sector and its social, historical and political embeddedness. The collected data provides for the first time a comprehensive description of the Third Sector’s structure. Some of the seminal working papers of JHCNP can be downloaded for free from the project’s homepage at the University of Baltimore, others can be ordered online. Furthermore the Johns Hopkins Libraries Catalogue has certainly the most comprehensive Anglophone collection of literature on Third Sector issues.

 International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

The ICNL documents in a large online library the legal framework of the Third Sector in more than 50countries and provides important legal texts – often in English. Additionally, the ICNL supports the struggles for reforms of the Third Sector, especially in Central and Eastern Europe by providing legal consulting. On the website you will find a newsletter and online chats regarding these topics.

 International Society for Third Sector Research

The ISTR is an international association of Third Sector researchers. The list of members gives an interdisciplinary overview on scientists who are interested in the topic. The ISTR is publisher of Voluntas, one of the most important journals in the non-profit field.


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E-Mail: freisem@uni-muenster.de