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Title: Members Only? Exclusivity and Fractionalisation in the Malaysian Third Sector
Author(s): Perai, Nur Azam Anuarul
Rutherford, Alasdair C
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Keywords: Third sector
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2022
Date Deposited: 25-Jul-2022
Citation: Perai NAA & Rutherford AC (2022) Members Only? Exclusivity and Fractionalisation in the Malaysian Third Sector. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.
Abstract: Relatively little is known about the Malaysian third sector. This is in large part due to the lack of large-scale data about the organisations that make up the sector, with the last comprehensive investigation nearly 50 years ago (Douglas and Pedersen in Blood, believer, and brother: the development of voluntary associations in Malaysia, 1973). The limited understanding of the make-up of the sector creates difficulties in policy development and resource allocation. For the first time, we combine the organisational databases of seven different regulators to map the Malaysian third sector, classifying organisations according to the International Classification for Non-Profit Organisations. We produce a map of the Malaysian third sector, describing its constituents, activities and beneficiaries. Our results show a sector cross-cut with ethnicity and religion, and we reflect on the implications both for the development of third sector organisations in Malaysia and for how current nonprofit theories adequately describe third sectors in non-western contexts.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s11266-022-00506-2
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