Third Sector and Social Partnership in Italy. A Sociological Perspective.

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Third Sector plays a specific role in the process of promoting a pluralistic welfare, thank to new forms of social partnerships among third sectors actors, state and market. In this perspective, pluralistic welfare emerges not as sum of different subjects, each dedicated to specific activities and sectors, but as a way of undertaking common actions and fostering relations. The entrance of new players in the welfare systems generates innovative synergies in the answer of the more and more complex social needs. Furthermore, the creation of networks among third sector players and other players of the pluralistic welfare in the production of social services can spread a culture of solidarity and responsibility
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVita e Pensiero
Number of pages54
ISBN (Print)88-343-1283-X
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameSociologia. Contributi


  • principle of subsidiarity
  • social partnership
  • third sector
  • voluntary organizations


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