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- Panoma Press 2010; US$ 6.99
What if it actually is simple to do great things, and to leave a lasting legacy? Leon Aarts is a social entrepreneur, dad, chef, philanthropist, traveller and founder of Extraordinary Ones. In this poignant and timely book, Leon shows us what happens when we all become truly connected to each other again and with ourselves, we make a huge difference.... more...
- Pambazuka Press 2009; US$ 16.99
The current global economic crisis resurges the debate on aid to Africa—the largest global recipient—and this comprehensive volume explores the premise, history, and foundation upon which the concept of aid is based. It considers aid's relationship to the broader development discourse in Africa, the politics and power dynamics of aid mechanisms,... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available
For the last twenty years, Dr Hawa Abdi and her daughters have run a refugee camp on their family farm not far from Mogadishu which has grown to shelter 90,000 displaced Somalis: men, women, and children in urgent need of medical attention. As Islamist militia groups have been battling for control of the country creating one of the most dire human... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95
Afghanistan has become home to one of the largest gender-focused aid interventions in the aftermath of 9/11, with foreign aid agencies using Afghan women as a barometer of social change and political progress. Through the lens of gendered aid intervention, this book seeks to understand how the promise of freedom has largely fallen short--for both men... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 19.99
It was a technological crisis in an alien realm: a blown-out oil well in mile-deep water in the Gulf of Mexico. For the engineers who had to kill the well, this was like Apollo 13, a crisis no one saw coming, and one of untold danger and challenge. A suspense story, a mystery, a technological thriller: This is Joel Achenbach?s groundbreaking account... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 32.95
Philanthropy has long been a distinctive feature of American culture, but its crucial role in the economic well-being of the nation--and the world--has remained largely unexplored. Why Philanthropy Matters takes an in-depth look at philanthropy as an underappreciated force in capitalism, measures its critical influence on the free-market system,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 30.35
In Philanthropy, Patronage, and Civil Society, Thomas Adam has assembled a comparative set of case studies that challenge long-held and little-studied assumptions about the modern development of philanthropy. Histories of philanthropy have often neglected European patterns of giving and the importance... more...
- Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 33.10
In 19th-century Leipzig, Toronto, New York, and Boston, a newly emergent group of industrialists and entrepreneurs entered into competition with older established elite groups for social recognition as well as cultural and political leadership. The competition was played out on the field of philanthropy,... more...
- World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99
This evaluation assesses the development effectiveness of the World Bank's country-level HIV/AIDS assistance defined as policy dialogue, analytic work, and lending with the explicit objective of reducing the scope or impact of the AIDS epidemic. The evaluation identifies findings from this experience and makes recommendations to improve the relevance,... more...