France: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (1993) « CNP Working Papers « Comparative Nonprofit Sector Publications « International Publications « Downloads
|Date posted||September 3, 1993|
|Categories||CNP Working Papers, Comparative Nonprofit Sector Publications, International Publications|
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #7 | Edith Archambault.
Attributes the difficulty in studying the nonprofit sector in France to the largely invisible nature of these institutions. Chronicles the reemergence of this sector from the 1980s when the Socialist government supported its emergence as important in French social policy. Describes the historical evolution of the nonprofit sector in France from the eighteenth century onwards and explains the shift in the legality of these organizations over time. Identifies the sectors that make up the social economy in France and the describes the current relationship between the nonprofit sector, French society and the state.