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Il volontariato può sostenere lo sviluppo? Riflessioni metodologiche per la costruzione di un frame work teorico
[Can the voluntary sector sustain the development path of an economy? Suggestions for a theorethical framework]

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  • GAROFALO, MARIA ROSARIA

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The main question of this paper is to investigate if and how the voluntary sector – as an institutional agent of the third sector - matters for the local development path. By adopting a multimensional and relational approach to the development, the paper surveys, compares and overlaps three different strands of literature, i.e. models of heterogeneous preferences, social capital theory and new institutional economics. The idea is to suggest a framework on this role either in the most advanced economies or in the entrapped regions.

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  • Garofalo, Maria Rosaria, 2011. "Il volontariato può sostenere lo sviluppo? Riflessioni metodologiche per la costruzione di un frame work teorico
    [Can the voluntary sector sustain the development path of an economy? Suggestions fo
    ," MPRA Paper 40008, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:40008
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    Keywords

    voluntary sector; local development; social capital; institutions;

    JEL classification:

    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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