|ISTR Dissertation Award|
EMERGING SCHOLAR DISSERTATION AWARD
This award, established in 2006 by an anonymous donor, is given once every two years at the biennial ISTR conference to the author of the best dissertation in the field of comparative study of civil society organizations, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and voluntarism and related issues. Every effort is made to encourage broad representation of countries and regions.
The purpose of the award is to encourage young scholars to enter the field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies throughout the world.
ISTR Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award Winner 2016
by Hillel Schmid
In 2016 the Selection Committee received 40 submissions from 23 countries around the world.This is a significant increase from 23 submissions from 11 countries in 2014.The dissertations express the growing interest in the study of third sector and civil society organizations.Young and competent scholars join scholars around the world in an effort to better understanding the roles and function of voluntary nonprofit organization in different aspects of their activities.Together young and established scholars contribute to the positioning of the study of these organizations at the frontier of science.
The ISTR Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award is presented biennially for a Ph.d dissertation completed or defended in the two years (July 1st 2014 and June 30th 2015) preceding the award.The award recognizes an outstanding dissertation that contributes to the field of comparative study of civil society organizations,nonprofit organizations,grassroots organizations,philanthropy,voluntarism and other related areas of interest concerning in the growing role and importance of these organizations in the modern states.Special attention is giving to the potential of the dissertation to influence new thinking on Third Sector organizations and related fields,to the methodology applied in the research,to the contribution of the dissertation to the theory and practice of Third Sector organizations and to the unique added value the dissertation has for the advancement of the study of Third Sector and Civil Society Organizations.
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Laura J. Heideman (USA, Northern Illinois University)
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Jochen Kleres (Sweden, Göteborgs Universitet)
Jennifer Brass (USA)
Surrogates for Government? NGOs and the State in Kenya
Benjamin Huybrechts (Belgium)
Georgina Brewis (U.K.)
Francoise Montabeault (Canada)
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