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"Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan" was published

"Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan" was published by Routledge in June 2014.

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 By Robert J. Pekkanen, Yutaka Tsujinaka, Hidehiro Yamamoto

 Translated by Leslie Tkack-Kawasaki

 Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

 Routledge

 Series of Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

 This book draws on a unique and novel body of empirical  data derived from the first national survey of neighborhood  associations carried out in 2007 and provides a  multifaceted empirical portrait of Japan's neighborhood  associations. It examines how local associational    structures affect the quality of local governance, and thus  the quality of life for Japan's citizens and residents, and  illuminates the way in which these ambiguous associations can help us refine civil society theory and show how they contribute to governance.






Table of Contents

1. Neighborhood associations in Japan's civil society 
2. Profiles of neighborhood association organizations 
3. Structural operations of neighborhood associations 
4. Social capital and participation in neighborhood association activities 
5. Mutual collaboration between neighborhood associations and other organizations 
6. Neighborhood associations and social service activities 
7. Cooperation and collaboration with local governments 
8. Neighborhood associations and political participation 
9. Conclusion: Local community networks and straddling civil society structures

"Nonprofits and advocacy" was published

"Nonprofits and advocacy" was published in May 2014 by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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 Edited by Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven Rathgeb Smith, and Yutaka Tsujinaka
 
 Nonprofts and Advocacy

 The Johns Hopkins University Press

















Table of Contents

Preface Robert J. Pekkanen and Steven Rathgeb Smith
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Nonprofit Advocacy: Definitions and Concepts Robert J. Pekkanen and Steven Rathgeb Smith

Part One: The Local and National Dimensions of Nonprofit Advocacy
  1  The Group Basis of City Politics Jeffrey M. Berry and Kent E. Portney
  2  Nonprofit Advocacy in Seattle and Washington, DC Robert J. Pekkanen and Steven Rathgeb Smith
  3  Shaping the Government-Nonprofit Partnership: Direct and Indirect Advocacy Elizabethe T. Boris and Matthew 

Maronick with Milena Nikolova
  4  Nonprofit Advocacy in the Nation's Capital Carol J. DeVita, Milena Nikolova, and Katie l. Roger
  5  From Skid Row to yhe Statehouse: How Nonprofit Homeless Service Providers Overcome Barriers to Policy 

Advocacy Involvement Jennifer E. Mosley

Part Two: Organizational Politics, Strategy, and Tactics
  6  Advocacy in Hard Times: Nonprofit Organizations and the Representation of Marginalized Groups in the Wake of 

Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 Dara Z. Strolovitch
  7  Gender Identity and the Shifting Basis of Advocacy by US Women's Groups, 1920-2000 Kristin Goss
  8  The Political Voice of American Children: Nonprofit Advocacy and a Century of Representation for Child Well-

Being Doug Imig
  9  Analyzing the Practice of Nonprofit Advocacy: Comparing Two Human Service Networks Jodi Sandfort
  10  Effective Advocacy: Lessons for Nonprofit Leaders from Research and Practice Gary D. Bass, Alan J. Abramson, and Emily Dewey

List of Contributors
Index