The Evolution of the Israeli Third Sector

A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis


The Evolution of the Israeli Third Sector reviews the development of the nonprofit sector in Israel and analyzes it within existing nonprofit theories. It takes a historical perspective in looking at its evolution, in light of political, social, ideological, and economic changes in the world and in the country. It discusses the development of policy and government involvement on the one hand and the unique features of Israeli philanthropy, both Jewish and Arab, on the other. It analyzes Israel’s civil society and social movements as well as social entrepreneurship and their expression in the Third Sector. The book also covers the development of research and education on the Third Sector; it includes a review of research centers, databases, journals, and specific programs that were developed by Israeli universities.

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Rachel Calipha, Ph.D. (2012), Ben Gurion University of the Negev, is a lecturer of Finance and Strategy at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo. Her research field is M&As, and recently she focuses on M&As in nonprofit organizations.

Benjamin Gidron is a Professor Emeritus at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and currently a Head of the Research Authority at The College of Management Academic Studies. Gidron pioneered the study of the Third Sector in Israel.
All interested in Third sector internationally, and specifically in Israel.