Introduction: The Nonprofitization of the Welfare State

Lester M. Salamon

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This brief article introduces the Special Issue “Unlikely Partners? Evolving Government-Nonprofit Relationships, East and West”, which calls attention to a growing pattern of “nonprofitization” of the welfare state in countries stretching from Western Europe, through Central Europe and Russia, and into Central Asia and the Far East to determine what lessons they might hold for the Russian experience and for the evolution of the modern welfare state more generally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2147-2154
Number of pages8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2 2015



  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • China
  • Government-nonprofit cooperation
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Welfare state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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