Aims and scope

Voluntary Sector Review (VSR) carries articles on research, policy and practice, and book reviews. It covers the full range of issues relevant to the voluntary, community and wider third sectors, including:

  • definitional and theoretical debates
  • management and organizational development
  • finance and human resources
  • philanthropy
  • volunteering and employment
  • regulation and charity law
  • service delivery and advocacy
  • civic engagement
  • industry and sub-sector dimensions
  • relations with other sectors
  • social enterprise
  • evaluation and impact

VSR covers voluntary sector studies from a wide variety of disciplines, including:

  • sociology
  • social policy
  • politics
  • psychology
  • economics
  • business studies
  • social anthropology
  • philosophy
  • ethics
  • and more

VSR includes work from the UK and Europe, and beyond, especially where cross-national comparisons are illuminating.

Voluntary Sector Review