The Third Sector, the State and the Market: challenges and opportunities in an era of austerity

Last updated, 21 Jul 2014
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Call for papers for symposium
Sheffield Hallam University
We are seeking contributions to a forthcoming symposium being hosted by Sheffield Hallam University (SHU).  Organised by an interdisciplinary team of academics and students from SHU, the symposium, which is free to attend, will chaired by Kevin Curley CBE, the former chief executive of the National Association of Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) who was awarded an honorary Doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University in 2013.
The event will explore and discuss some of the current challenges and opportunities facing the third sector in this era of austerity, focusing on its relations with the State and the Market (please see here for more details). We are inviting proposals for papers which address the following (or related) themes:
  • Internal issues impacting on third sector organisations’ (TSO) practice and performance including; leadership, accountability, governance, finance, leadership, strategic planning, evaluation and performance management
  • The ways in which TSOs engage and interact with their environment including; relationships with the state, engagement in collaboration or competition, interactions with the private sector and the market economy
  • The ways in which academics and researchers investigate, frame and measure the impact of TSOs
Proposals for papers should be submitted by email to Emma Smith ( by Thursday 21st August, and should be up to 500 words in length.   Symposium participants will have an opportunity to submit their papers (3000-5000 words) for publication in a special edition/section of the journal 'People, Place and Policy' subject to peer review.

We look forward to reading your submissions.

Kind regards

The Organising Team