Place leadership and the role of the third sector and civil society

Potluka, Oto; Sancino, Alessandro; Diamond, John and Rees, James (2021). Place leadership and the role of the third sector and civil society. Voluntary Sector Review, 12(1) pp. 3–12.



Only relatively recently, place leadership has become an important debate in the leadership studies and public administration literatures. From a place leadership perspective, there is clearly a potential role for third sector organisations and the voluntary engagement that citizens can play for places through different activities, such as for example social innovation, public services provision, volunteering, civic engagement, advocacy, enhancement of the quality of life, strengthening of social bonds and social cohesion. However, the topic of civil society and third sector organisations is still neglected in research and public policy debates on place-based leadership. Our special issue aims at filling this gap.

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