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Facilitating Spontaneity: The State and Independent Volunteering in Contemporary Japan

Avenell, Simon


This paper traces state policies for independent volunteerism in Japan from 1945 onward. It shows how official involvement resulted in extensive institutionalization of independent volunteers and helped produce an image of volunteerism as apolitical activity for service provision within the volunteer community. Of particular note is volunteer organizations' greater openness to collaboration with officials and quasi-marketized forms of paid volunteerism. Although the 1990s have been hailed as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science Japan Journal
DOI: 10.1093/ssjj/jyq001


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