Development and perspectives of the Social Economy or the Third Sector in Germany
paper for the 1st European Conference EMES, 27 to 29 of April 2005, ParisFrance,
The social economy or third sector in Germany is still a widely unknown territory.On the one hand, the sector is challenged with high expectations of integrating socially excluded people, creating new and additional jobs as well as involving citizens in a more democratic way. On the other hand, there is no adequate evidence from empirical research which could verify, differentiate or falsify these expectations.
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