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The International Journal
of Not-for-Profit Law

Volume 6, Issue 1, September 2003

A publication of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Table of Contents

Letter from the Editor

Religion and NGOs

Introductory Letter from the Guest Editors
W. Cole Durham, Jr. and Elizabeth A. Sewell

A Bend in the Road to Civil Society: The Effect of Russian Anti-Extremism Legislation on Not-for-Profit Organizations
Brian Gross

A Practical Comparison of the Laws of Religion of Colombia and Chile
Scott E. Isaacson

Faith-Based NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mojca Leban

Refah Partisi (The Welfare Party) and Others v. Turkey
Christian Moe

The Impact of the New Czech Law on Churches
Petr Pajas

Comments on the 2002 Belarusian Law "On the Introduction of Changes and Amendments to the Law of the Republic of Belarus 'On Religious Freedom and Religious Organizations'"
Melinda R. Porter

Russian Federation Constitutional Court Decisions on Russia's 1997 Law "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations"
Marina Thomas

God and Caesar: Personal Reflections on Politics and Religion
Shirley Williams


Should Foundations Exist in Perpetuity?
Robert O. Bothwell

The Prohibition of Nigerian Civil Servants From Political Activities: A Necessary Derogation from Freedom of Association
Emeka Iheme

The Charity/Business Duet: Harmony or Discord?
Andrew Phillips (Lord Phillips of Sudbury)

From Benin to Baltimore: Civil Society and Its Limits
Sally J. Scott, Ph.D.


Global Civil Society: An Overview
By Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Regina List
Reviewed by Jonathan Nelms

The Changing and Unchanging Face of U.S. Civil Society
By Marcella Ridlen Ray

Civil Society: The American Model and Third World Development
By Howard J. Wiarda

Freedom in the World 2003: The Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties
By Freedom House

Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America
Edited by Hugh Heclo and Wilfred M. McClay

The State of Nonprofit America
Edited by Lester M. Salamon

Terrorism and Development: Using Social and Economic Development to Inhibit a Resurgence of Terrorism
By Kim Cragin and Peter Chalk

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Editorial Board

The State Of Nonprofit America

Edited by Lester M. Salamon.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2002.
563 pp. $62.95 hardcover, $28.95 paper.

The seventeen papers published here assess the American not-for-profit sector, first by fields of activity (health, education, social services, culture, etc.) and then by major challenges. These challenges include commercialization and for-profit competition, relations with government, shifts in demography and technology, and--perhaps of particular interest to IJNL readers--accountability and the public trust, a chapter by Evelyn Brody of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. 

The editor, Lester M. Salamon, is the director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies and the author of more than twenty books. In an introductory chapter, he writes that the not-for-profit sector in the United States is "surprisingly robust ... with more organizations doing more things more effectively than ever before. At the same time, the movement to the market that has made this possible has also exposed the sector to enormous risks. What is more, the risks go to the heart of what makes the nonprofit sector distinctive and worthy of public support--its basic identity, its mission, and its ability to retain the public's trust." He concludes "that some adjustments are needed, that America's nonprofit institutions require broader support in preserving the features that make them special"--and, more broadly, "that better public understanding of the state of nonprofit America is needed if such judgments are to be possible." 

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