Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 2003


Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


The commons points to a set of ideas and practices anchored deep in Anglo-American history, law and culture that offers powerful ways to explain the unique mission and role of nonprofit activity, voluntary action and philanthropy

Source Citation

Author's Preprint. An edited and revised version of this essay was published in The Nonprofit Quarterly, Summer, 2003. 1-4.



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