Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


 

About

I am a Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies for the MA in International Social Policy, and for the MA in Civil Society, Non-Profit and NGO Studies, at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.

My main current interests include the development of civil society and the third sector policy and practice nationally and internationally, and its relationship to other sectors and forms of socio-economic and political action (the state and the market).

Career

I worked as a researcher at the University of Kent’s Personal Social Services Research Unit and the London School of Economics, and contributed to the MSc in Voluntary Sector Organisation at the Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics.

During the last 20 years, I’ve accumulated wide ranging inter-disciplinary research experience in relation to the third sector, and social and health care, especially care and support for older people. Much of this research has been international and/or comparative in character, much of which has been undertaken with European Union Research Framework support. My research has also been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and charitable foundations.

Education

I completed my BSc in Economics at Hull, MSc inHealth Economics at York and PhD in Social Services at Kent.

Contact Information

Address

Room 9 (ground floor)
Cornwallis North East
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NF

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Publications

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Article
Pape, U. et al. (2019). Changing policy environments in Europe and the resilience of the third sector. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-018-00087-z.
Kendall, J. et al. (2018). The English voluntary sector: How volunteering and policy climate matter. Journal of Social Policy [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279418000107.
Kendall, J. et al. (2018). English voluntary organisations: subjective perceptions and financial realities. voluntary sector review [Online]. Available at: https://doi-org/10.1332/204080518X15428929809816.
Hogg, E., Kendall, J. and Breeze, B. (2015). The Third Sector and the State in England. Sociologia e Politiche Sociali [Online] 18:27-50. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3280/SP2015-003003.
Alcock, P., Kendall, J. and Parry, J. (2012). From the third sector to the Big Society: consensus or contention in the 2010 UK General Election? Voluntary Sector Review [Online] 3:347-363. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080512X658054.
Alcock, P. and Kendall, J. (2011). Constituting the Third Sector: Processes of Decontestation and Contention Under the UK Labour Governments in England. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations [Online] 22:450-469. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11266-010-9178-9.
Kendall, J. (2010). Bringing ideology back in: the erosion of political innocence in English third sector policy. Journal of Political Ideologies [Online] 15:241-258. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13569317.2010.513859.
Kendall, J. (2010). The limits and possibilities of third sector Europeanization. Journal of Civil Society [Online] 6:39-65. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17448689.2010.481937.
Matosevic, T. et al. (2007). Care home providers as professionals: understanding the motivations of care home providers in England. Ageing and Society [Online] 27:103-126. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X06005290.
Fernández, J. et al. (2007). Direct payments in England: Factors linked to variations in local provision Evans, S. ed. Journal of Social Policy [Online] 36:97-121. Available at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=613784.
Kendall, J. et al. (2003). The motivations of domiciliary care providers in england: new concepts new findings. Journal of Social Policy [Online] 32:489-511. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279403007128.
Anheier, H. and Kendall, J. (2002). Interpersonal trust and voluntary associations: examining three approaches. British Journal of Sociology 53:343-362.
Kendall, J. (2001). Of knights, knaves and merchants: the motivations of residential care providers in England in the late 1990s. Social Policy & Administration [Online] 35:360-375. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9515.00239.
Almond, S. and Kendall, J. (2000). Taking the employees' perspective seriously: An initial United Kingdom cross-sectoral comparison. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly [Online] 29:205-231. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0899764000292001.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (2000). Measuring the performance of voluntary organisations. Public Management [Online] 2:105-132. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719030000000006.
Kendall, J. et al. (1993). L'économie sociale au Royaume-Uni. Revue des Etudes Coopératives Mutualistes et Associatives 46:51-75.
Knapp, M. and Kendall, J. (1991). Policy issues for the UK voluntary sector in the 1990s. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 62:711-732.
Knapp, M. and Kendall, J. (1991). Problemas de política pública en el sector voluntario del Reino Unido en los años 90. Economistas 51:12-27.
Knapp, M. and Kendall, J. (1991). Mapping the voluntary sector. Charity Trends 14.
Book
Kendall, J. (2003). The Voluntary Sector: Comparative Perspectives in the UK. London: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Anheier, H. et al. (2003). Work in the Non-Profit Sector: Forms, Patterns and Methodologies. [Online]. Geneva: International Labour Office. Available at: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/ses/download/docs/non_profit.pdf.
Wistow, G. et al. (1996). Social Care Markets: Progress and Prospects. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (1996). The Voluntary Sector in the UK. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (1995). Voluntary Means, Social Ends. Canterbury: PSSRU, University of Kent at Canterbury.
Book section
Brookes, N., Kendall, J. and Mitton, L. (2016). Birmingham, Priority to Economics, Social Innovation at the Margins. in: Brandsen, T. et al. eds. Social Innovations in the Urban Context. Springer, pp. 83-96. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21551-8_5.
Kendall, J. (2016). Voluntary Welfare. in: Alcock, P. et al. eds. The Students Companion to Social Policy. Wiley Blackwell.
Brookes, N., Kendall, J. and Mitton, L. (2016). Birmingham: A "Locality Approach" to Combating Worklessness. in: Brandsen, T. et al. eds. Social Innovations in the Urban Context. Springer, pp. 257-263. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21551-8_20.
Brookes, N., Kendall, J. and Mitton, L. (2015). Birmingham: The Youth Employment and Enterprise Rehearsal Project. in: Brandsen, T. et al. eds. Social Innovations in the Urban Context. Springer, pp. 251-255. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21551-8_19.
Brookes, N., Kendall, J. and Mitton, L. (2014). United Kingdom: Dover. in: Evers, A., Ewert, B. and Brandsen, T. eds. Social Innovation for social cohesion: Transnational patterns and approaches from 20 European cities. WILCO, pp. 397-412. Available at: http://www.wilcoproject.eu/downloads/WILCO-project-eReader.pdf.
Brookes, N., Kendall, J. and Mitton, L. (2014). United Kingdom: Birmingham. in: Evers, A., Ewert, B. and Brandsen, T. eds. Social Innovation for social cohesion: Transnational patterns and approaches from 20 European cities. WILCO, pp. 381-395. Available at: http://www.wilcoproject.eu/downloads/WILCO-project-eReader.pdf.
Kendall, J. (2014). From mainstreaming to modernisation? New Labour and the third sector in England. in: Friese, M. and Hallman, T. eds. Modernising Democracy? Associations and Associating in the Twenty First Century. Springer, New York.
Kendall, J. (2012). Voluntary Welfare. in: Alcock, P., May, M. and Wright, S. eds. The Student's Companion to Social Policy. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Kendall, J. (2011). The role of the voluntary and community sectors. in: Baldock, J. C. et al. eds. Social Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available at: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199570843.do#.
Kendall, J. (2010). The UK: Ingredients in a Hyperactive Horizontal Policy Environment. in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 67-94. Available at: http://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Third-Sector-Policy-Europe/dp/1845429605/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404386632&sr=1-1&keywords=9781845429607.
Kendall, J. and Fraisse, L. (2009). The European Statute of Association: why still an obscure but contested symbol in a sea of indifference and scepticism? in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Kendall, J. (2009). Concluding observations: a diverse and evolving third sector policy landscape. in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Will, C. and Kendall, J. (2009). A new settlement for Europe: towards 'open, transparent and regular dialogue with representative associations and civil society. in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Kendall, J. and Taylor, M. (2009). On the Interdependence Between Politics and Policy in the Shaping of English Horizontal Third Sector Initiatives. in: Gidron, B. and Bar, M. eds. Policy Initiatives Towards the Third Sector in International Perspective. New York: Springer. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-11-4419-1259-6.
Olsson, L. et al. (2009). Sweden: when strong third sector historical roots meet EU policy processes. in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Zimmer, A. et al. (2009). Germany: on the social policy centrality of the Free Welfare Associations. in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Elgar.
Kendall, J. and Brandsen, T. (2009). The European Employment Strategy, social economy and employment policy: coordination failure and neglect in the face of fragmentation and complexity. in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Ellis Paine, A., Kendall, J. and Baglioni, S. (2009). The United Nations International Year of Volunteering: a significant non-EU transnational initiative for European countries? in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Crowhurst, l and Kendall, J. (2009). European Social Fund local social capital pilots and mainstreamed global grants:on the troubled trajectory of third sector policy transfer. in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Kendall, J., Will, C. and Brandsen, T. (2009). The third sector and the Brussels dimension: trans-EU governance work in progress. in: Kendall, J. ed. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Kendall, J. (2009). Terra incognita: third sectors and European policy processes. in: Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Kendall, J., Knapp, M. and Forder, J. (2006). Social care and the nonprofit sector in the western developed world. in: Powell, W. W. and Steinberg, R. eds. The Nonprofit Sector Research Handbook, 2nd Edition. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, pp. 415-431.
Kendall, J., Knapp, M. and Forder, J. (2006). The third sector and social care in the western developed world. in: Powell, W. W. and Steinberg, R. eds. The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, 2nd Edition. Connecticut, USA: Yale University Press.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (2000). Modernizacion del tercer sector y del Estado di Bienstar: aportaciones, actividades y rendimiento comparativo. in: Munoz Machado, S. et al. eds. Las Estructuras del Bienestar in Europa. Madrid: Civitas Ediciones, pp. 809-826.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (1999). Evaluation and the voluntary (nonprofit) sector: emerging issues. in: Lewis, D. ed. International Perspectives on Voluntary Action. London: Earthscan Ltd, pp. 202-221.
Kendall, J. and Almond, S. (1999). United Kingdom. in: Salamon, L. M. ed. Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (1997). Defining the nonprofit sector in the United Kingdom. in: Salamon, L. M. and Anheier, H. K. eds. Defining the Nonprofit Sector: A Cross National Analysis. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 249-279.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (1997). A Mixed Economy of Care. The Incisive Role of the Voluntary Sector. in: Askonas, P. and Frowen, S. F. eds. Welfare and Values: Challenging the Culture of Unconcern. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 18-29.
Knapp, M. and Kendall, J. (1997). Definitions of the UK voluntary sector. in: Salamon, L. M. and Anheier, H. K. eds. Defining the Nonprofit Sector. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (1995). The Kent/Hopkins project: summary of the UK statistical mapping. in: Saxon-Harrold, S. and Kendall, J. eds. Dimensions of the Voluntary Sector. Tonbridge: Charities Aid Foundation, pp. 27-34.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (1994). A loose and baggy monster: boundaries, definitions and typologies. in: Hedley, R., Davis Smith, J. and Rochester, C. eds. Introduction to the Voluntary Sector. London: Taylor & Francis Ltd, pp. 66-95.
Shore, P. et al. (1994). The voluntary sector in Liverpool. in: Saxon-Harrold, S. and Kendall, J. eds. Researching the Voluntary Sector, volume 2. London: Charities Aid Foundation, pp. 113-128.
Knapp, M. and Kendall, J. (1993). Policy issues for the UK voluntary sector in the 1990s. in: Ben-Ner, A. and Gui, B. eds. The Nonprofit Sector in the Mixed Economy. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Michigan University Press, pp. 221-241.
Taylor, M., Kendall, J. and Fenyo, A. (1993). The survey of local authority payments to voluntary and charitable organisations. in: Charity Trends 1993. Tonbridge: Charities Aid Foundation, pp. 78-82.
Kendall, J. et al. (1992). The social economy in the UK. in: Defourny, J. and Monzón Campos, J. L. eds. Economie sociale: Entre économie capitaliste et économie publique. Brussels: Ciriec/De Boeck Université, pp. 107-143.
Knapp, M. and Kendall, J. (1991). Anglia es Wales nonprofit szektora. in: Kuti, E. and Marschall, M. eds. A Harmadik Szektor. Budapest: Nonprofit Kutatocsoport, pp. 34-43.
Conference or workshop item
Kendall, J. (2016). Arrested by austerity policies? Towards a fuller account of the challenges faced by English social policy charities. in: 2016 SPA Annual Conference.
Edited book
Kendall, J. ed. (2009). Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe: Multi-level Processes and Organized Civil Society. [Online]. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. Available at: http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?id=12516&breadcrumlink=&breadcrum=&sub_values=&site_Bus_Man=&site_dev=&site_eco=&site_env_eco=&site_inn_tech=&site_int_pol=&site_law=&site_pub_soc=.
Anheier, H.K. and Kendall, J. eds. (2001). Third Sector Policy at the Crossroads: An International Non-profit Analysis. [Online]. London: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Available at: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780415213134/.
Edited journal
Kendall, J. and Deakin, N. eds. (2010). Editorial - Special Issue. Journal of Political Ideologies [Online] 15. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13569317.2010.513645.
Kendall, J. ed. (1998). Editorial. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations [Online] 9:3-10. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1021442611345.
Monograph
Mohan, J., Kendall, J. and Brookes, N. (2016). Third Sector Impact: Towards a More Nuanced Understanding of Barriers and Constraints. Third Sector Impact.
Kendall, J., Brookes, N. and Mohan, J. (2016). The English Third Sector Policy in 2015: an overview of perceived barriers to realising impact potential, Third Sector Impact project Briefing number one. Third Sector Impact.
Buckingham, H. et al. (2014). Whose Speaking for Whom? Exploring Issues of Third Sector Leadership, Leverage and Legitimacy. Third Sector Research Centre. Available at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/documents/tsrc/working-papers/working-paper-121.pdf.
Buckingham, H. et al. (2014). Who's speaking for whom? Exploring issues of third sector leadership, leverage and legitimacy, TSRC Working Paper 121. TSRC.
Kendall, J. (2011). Behind the Big Society. Charity Finance.
Parry, J., Alcock, P. and Kendall, J. (2010). Opportunity and Influence: the third sector and the 2010 General Election, TSRC Working Paper 44. TSRC.
Kendall, J. (2009). Volunteering in Europe in the noughties: what would Beveridge have thought?. Third Sector Research Centre. Available at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/documents/tsrc/working-papers/working-paper-37.pdf.
Davey, V. et al. (2007). Schemes Providing Support to People Using Direct Payments: A UK Survey. Personal Social Services Research Unit. Available at: http://www.pssru.ac.uk/pdf/dprso.pdf.
Netten, A. et al. (2005). Understanding Public Services and Care Markets. King's Fund. Available at: http:www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications.
Kendall, J. and Knapp, M. (1999). Measuring the outcomes of voluntary organisation activities: Scoping Paper on Conceptual and Methodological Issues. Voluntary Activity Unit (Northern Ireland), Belfast, Northern Ireland. Available at: http://www.nicva.org.
Research report (external)
Parry, J., Alcock, P. and Kendall, J. (2010). Opportunity and Influence: the third sector and the 2010 General Election. [Online]. Third Sector Research Centre. Available at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/documents/tsrc/reports/researchreport-44.pdf.
Netten, A. et al. (2005). Understanding Public Services and Markets: Summary Paper of the Report Commissioned by the King's Fund for the Care Services Inquiry (for full version see DP2111/4). [Online]. Personal Social Services Research Unit. Available at: http://www.pssru.ac.uk/pdf/dp2123_2.pdf.
Knapp, M. et al. (2005). Developing social care: the current position. Funded/commissioned by: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Personal Social Services Research Unit.
Netten, A. et al. (2005). Understanding Public Services and Markets. Report Commissioned by the King's Fund for the Care Services Inquiry (for Summary see DP2123/2). Funded/commissioned by: Report Commissioned by the King's Fund for the Care Services Inquiry. [Online]. Personal Social Services Research Unit. Available at: http://www.pssru.ac.uk/pdf/dp2111_4.pdf.
Forder, J. et al. (2001). Mixed Modes of Governance and Mixed Economies of Care. Funded/commissioned by: Nuffield Institute for Health. Personal Social Services Research Unit.
Kendall, J. and Almond, S. (1998). The UK Voluntary (Third) Sector in Comparative Perspective: Exceptional Growth and Transformation. Personal Social Services Research Unit.
Knapp, M. and Kendall, J. (1991). Barriers to giving. Personal Social Services Research Unit.
Review
Kendall, J. (2015). Book Review : Manufacturing Civil Society Brandsen, T., Trommel, W. and Verschuere, B. eds. Voluntary Sector Review [Online] 6:231-233. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080515X14357513647117.
Forthcoming
Macmillan, R. and Kendall, J. (2019). The moving frontier and beyond: the third sector and social policy. Social Policy Review 31.
Total publications in KAR: 84 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

Research interests

My main current interests include the development of civil society and the third sector policy and practice nationally and internationally, and its relationship to other sectors and forms of socio-economic and political action (the state and the market).

My international focus involves an interest both in cross national comparisons – especially in relation to public policy and social policy -  and in the role of European and international institutions in shaping the development of civil society.

I am concerned both with theory building and empirical applications in relation to all these issues. My background is in economics, but my work variously draws too upon approaches developed within political and policy analysis, sociology and political economy. I have worked, and continue to work, in collaboration with researchers from all these (and other) social science traditions.

I am also interested in social policy and the public policy making process more generally; and in the development of social care (“personal social services”) for older people (both nationally and internationally), especially with regard to regulatory and supply-side issues. I am a visiting fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Current

I am currently collaborating with co-researchers on the "Third Sector Impact" project in writing papers examining the English third sector's policy situation in the context of austerity policies. this includes both quantitative and qualitative analysis in collaboration with John Mohan and Rob Macmillan at the Third Sector Reseach Centre, University of Birmingham. I am also currently funded by the Norwegian Research Council on a three country comparative project "Conditions and impacts of the Welfare Mix", working on the British situation in collaboration with Nadia Brookes at PSSRU

Past

For the period 2008/09 to 2012/13 I pursued my interests in relation to civil society, the third sector, and third sector policy, under the auspices of the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), funded by ESRC, the Office for the Third Sector and the Barrow Cadbury Trust.

A good deal of this is collaborative with Professor Pete Alcock and colleagues at the University of Birmingham.  Please see the University of Kent’s Third Sector Policy Network and the Third Sector Research Centre for more details.

  • Commissioning & Performance Programme, UK Department of Health (not grant holder).
  • ‘Third Sector European Policy' £294,000 from European Commission, February 2003 – December 2005.
  • ‘Third Sector European Policy' £31,000 from ESRC (part of the European Science Foundation's European Collaborative Research Projects in the Social Sciences initiative).
  • ‘The British Dimension of European third sector policy', £25,000 from Charities Aid Foundation, October 2004 – December 2006.
  • Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe – the Making of European Citizenship - logoCINEFOGO (‘Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe – the Making of European Citizenship') including £11,000 Workpackage ‘political ideologies and the third sector’, January 2006 – November 2009.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising students in the topical areas and using the disciplinary approaches identified above. If you wish to study at the University of Kent, please email me to discuss further.

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Teaching

Current

My main current and recent teaching responsibilities include:

Undergraduate, Canterbury campus

  • Welfare in Modern Britain (SO601): lecturer
  • The Third Sector: Charities and Social Enterprises in Modern Societies (SO645): lecturer
  • Caring for Vulnerable Adults: Understanding Social Care (SO678): lecturer

Postgraduate, Canterbury campus

  • MAs in International Social Policy and International Social Policy and Organized Civil Society: programme director
  • Comparative Social Policy (SO872) convenor and lecturer
  • Organised Civil Society and the Third Sector (SO876): convenor and lecturer
  • The Idea of Civil Society (SO838): convenor

Undergraduate, Medway campus

  • Social Justice Practice (SO686): lecturer

Postgraduate, Brussels campus

  • European Social Policy and Organised Civil Society (SO831): convenor and lecturer
  • Key Issues in Comparative Social Policy (SO877): convenor and lecturer 
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