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VOLUNTAS Call for Papers: Researching the Third Sector

Thursday, March 26, 2020  
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Researching the Third Sector: Approaches, Methods, and Applications

Open Call for a Special Issue to VOLUNTAS


Guest Editors:

Mirae Kim, PhD.

Assistant Professor

Department of Public Management and Policy

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Georgia State University, USA


Paloma Raggo, PhD.

Assistant Professor

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

School of Public Policy and Administration

Carleton University, Canada


Please send abstracts between 300 to 400 words no later than May 1, 2020

to . Please follow the instructions below for submission


Full paper submissions for initial review by the guest editors will be due October 15, 2020.


The methodological toolbox of researchers investigating the third sector is diverse in terms of epistemologies, approaches, academic traditions, fundamental assumptions, methods, and practice. However, our conversations and debates often focus on the results of our studies, not the research processes behind the findings. There is an increasing demand for greater transparency in research processes and decisions from peer reviewers, editors, funding agencies, institutional review boards, students, organizations we partner with, and other stakeholders involved in the research endeavor. With this increased demand for greater research accountability, scholars have been asked to justify their methodologies in the research they publish. Yet, there are very few methodological articles published about the process of researching the third sector, its challenges, and implications despite the centrality of methodology for published and peer reviewed research.

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