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Members Only? Exclusivity and Fractionalisation in the Malaysian Third Sector

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Perai NAA & Rutherford AC (2022) Members Only? Exclusivity and Fractionalisation in the Malaysian Third Sector. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-022-00506-2

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.

Keywords
Third sector; Mapping; Classification; Religion; Ethnicity

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Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

StatusIn Press
Publication date online31/07/2022
Date accepted by journal27/05/2022
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/34525
ISSN0957-8765
eISSN1573-7888

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Professor Alasdair Rutherford
Professor Alasdair Rutherford

Professor, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology