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The general purpose of Two Paths, One Purpose - Voluntary Action in Ireland, North and South is to make a direct comparison between the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Specifically, it aims to:

  • Map the voluntary sectors, north and south, setting them in the broader framework of the British Isles and the European Union
  • Set the historical context for the development of the two sectors
  • Explain the institutional architecture in which the two sectors work
  • Describe the policy, legislative and regulatory basis for the sector in each part of the island
  • Compare and contrast government policy
  • Make a direct comparison of the two sectors in such key areas as size, share of Gross National Product, staffing, volunteering, fields of activities, main fields of activities of the most prominent organisations, evident of federation, networking, funding sources, research done, under way or proposed
  • Note and list examples of good practice that may be of value to the other jurisdiction
  • Compare the respective levels of development of the two sectors.
  • Draw overall conclusions, lessons and issues arising
  • Note and list examples of good practice that may be of value to the other jurisdiction
  • Compare the respective levels of development of the two sectors
  • Draw overall conclusions, lessons and issues

Two Paths, One Purpose - Voluntary Action in Ireland, North and South

The general purpose of Two Paths, One Purpose - Voluntary Action in Ireland, North and South is to make a direct comparison between the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Specifically, it aims to:

  • Map the voluntary sectors, north and south, setting them in the broader framework of the British Isles and the European Union
  • Set the historical context for the development of the two sectors
  • Explain the institutional architecture in which the two sectors work
  • Describe the policy, legislative and regulatory basis for the sector in each part of the island
  • Compare and contrast government policy
  • Make a direct comparison of the two sectors in such key areas as size, share of Gross National Product, staffing, volunteering, fields of activities, main fields of activities of the most prominent organisations, evident of federation, networking, funding sources, research done, under way or proposed
  • Note and list examples of good practice that may be of value to the other jurisdiction
  • Compare the respective levels of development of the two sectors.
  • Draw overall conclusions, lessons and issues arising
  • Note and list examples of good practice that may be of value to the other jurisdiction
  • Compare the respective levels of development of the two sectors
  • Draw overall conclusions, lessons and issues

By: Nicholas Acheson, Brian Harvey, Jimmy Kearney, Art ISBN: 1-904541-12-7

Published: Monday 03, January 2005. 432 Pages


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