International Society for Third Sector Research

Affiliate

Mission

ISTR's mission is to increase, share, and apply knowledge about the Third Sector in all countries of the world. To achieve this ISTR will:
- promote the development of high quality research and education internationally on Third Sector related issues, theories and politics;
- enhance the dissemination and application of knowledge about the Third Sector as widely as possible throughout the world;
- stimulate and facilitate collaborative research initiatives;
- broaden the participation of researchers in all parts of the world and in diverse disciplines;
- enable scholars and educators to keep abreast of rapid changes in the third sector and to be aware of best practices and available research;
- facilitate regional research networks that foster individual and institutional capacities for Third Sector research, education, and practical application.

Geographic Focus

International

Programme Areas

Biennial International Research Conferences;
Publish academic journal, Voluntas;
Hold regional network conferences 2015- Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa; Publish quarterly newsletter, Inside ISTR;
Biennial PhD Seminars;
Publish Working Paper Series (online)

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