Call for Papers for a Special Issue of
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly:
Nonprofits and Public Policy
Throughout the world, nonprofit organizations face an increasingly turbulent environment: greater competition for resources; constrained public budgets; new regulatory policies; rising demand for many community services; growing social fragmentation along racial, ethnic, or religious lines, and escalating inequality. Yet, nonprofits are also intertwined with government and public policy in a complex relationship. Many nonprofit agencies, especially in the social and health services, receive extensive direct and indirect government financing, yet nonprofits also serve as key representatives of citizen and community interests in the policymaking process. Further, public policy toward nonprofits increasingly emphasizes accountability and transparency, with many policy fields such as health and social services facing sharply higher levels of regulation and government oversight.
Given the importance of public policy for the role of nonprofits in society, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly is sponsoring a special issue in the interest of supporting cutting-edge research on the relationship between public policy and nonprofit organizations. This special issue builds directly on a series of four symposia sponsored by ARNOVA and financially supported by the Gates Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the C.S. Mott Foundation.
15 January, 2017 Papers for the special issue are due
15 February, 2017Editors select manuscripts and provide feedback to authors selected for the special issue
2 April, 2017 Deadline for revised manuscripts
Guidelines for Manuscript Submission