Current Research

My current research focuses on the impact of the nonprofit sector on development, especially on the fight against corruption, and environmental protection. 




Nonprofits in Crisis: Economic Development, Risk and the Philanthropic Kuznets Curve, Indiana University Press, 2013.


Articles and Chapters in Edited Books

“Government Size, Nonprofit Sector Strength and Corruption: A Cross-National Examination,” American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 44, No.3, pp. 309-323. 2014.

“Reassessing the Impact of Civil Society: Nonprofit Sector, Press Freedom and Corruption,” Governance, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 63-89, 2013.

“Governing Ambiguities: Forms of Local Governance and Civil Society,” book review, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 15 (5): 475-478, 2013.

“International Non-Government Organizations (INGOs).” In in Mark Juergensmeyer and Helmut K. Anheier (eds.) Encyclopedia of Global Studies, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers, 2011.

“Dotcauses.” In Helmut K. Anheier  and Stefan Toepler (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, New York: Springer Reference, 2010.

“Gender and the Nonprofit Sector,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 663-683, 2009.

“International NGOs: Scale, Expressions and Governance,” with H. Anheier, in Volker Rittberger, Martin Nettesheim and Carmen Huckel, Changing Patterns of Authority in the Global Political Economy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

“Linking the Web and the Street: Internet-based ‘Dotcauses’ and the Anti-globalization Movement”, with J. D. Clark, World Development, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 50-74, 2006.

“Governance and Management of International Organizations,” with H. Anheier, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Vol. XI, Issue 2, pp. 185-198, 2005.

“The Internationalization of the Nonprofit Sector,” with H. Anheier, in Robert D. Herman (Ed.) The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management (2nd Edition), San Francisco, CA.: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

 “Evolution Lines of International NGOs,” with H. Anheier and M. Freise, in: Birkhölzer, K., Klein, A., Priller, E. (eds.), Third Sector, Third System: Theory, Function and Social Perspectives, pp.17-40, Wiesbaden: VS Publishing House [published in German], 2005.

“Transnational Civil Organizations and Organizational Development”, with H. Anheier and M. Freise, Research Journal on New Social Movements, [published in German], Vol. 16, Issue 2: 77-96, 2003.

 “The Age of Protest: Dot-causes’ and the Anti-globalization Movement,” with J. D. Clark, in J.D. Clark (Ed.), Transnational Civil Society Action, London: Earthscan, 2003.

 “Transnationalisation Challenges in the Trade Union Movement,” with D. Muro-Diaz, in J.D. Clark (Ed.), Transnational Civil Society Action, London: Earthscan, 2003.

 “Annotated Bibliography of Social Services in Portugal,” with L. Alfredson, in Anheier, H. K. (Ed.) Social Services in Europe: Annotated Bibliography, Frankfurt: Observatory for the Development of Social Services in Europe, 2003.

 “Management of International Membership Organizations,” with Helmut Anheier, in Christiane Frantz and Annette Zimmer (eds.): International Civil Society: Old and New Global Players [published in German], pp. 303-328, Opladen: Leske and Budrich, 2002.

 “Organisational Forms in Global Civil Society”, with H. Anheier, Global Civil Society Yearbook, Vol. 2, pp. 191-216, 2002.

“The Diversity of NGO Organizational Challenges,” with Alejandro Natal, Convergencia, [published in Spanish], Vol. 3, No10, pp. 241-270, 1996.

 "Annotated bibliography of social services in Portugal,” in Anheier, H. K. (Ed.) Social Services in Europe: Annotated Bibliography, Frankfurt: Observatory for the Development of Social Services in Europe, 2000.


Policy Reports and Research Working Papers

Association of Researchers on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action, Nonprofit Research Metrics: A Rapid Survey, Report prepared for the Ad-Hoc Research Committee, 2010.

The Forbes Funds, From Adequate to Outstanding Performance: Propositions on Nonprofit Organizational Life Cycles, with K. Kearns, P. Nelson, L Hailey, and G. Dougherty. Pittsburgh, 2006.

 European Foundations Center, Brussels, Philanthropic Foundations in Portugal: Roles and Visions, Report for the comparative research project Roles and Visions of Foundations in Europe, coordinated by H. Anheier and S. Daly, 2003.

Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, London, Organisational Structure Options for International NGOs, 2001.

Amnesty International, Organizational Design for International NGOs, Report commissioned by Amnesty’s board as part of the organization’s Millennium strategic reorientation, 2000.

“Organisational Environment and NGO Structure in Mexico and Portugal: What Does the Literature Tell Us?” Discussion paper at the Interdisciplinary Program for the Study of the Third Sector, Toluca: Colegio Mexiquense, Mexico, 2000.