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Philanthropy & Charity

  • Gender and International Aid in Afghanistanby Lina Abirafeh

    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...

  • A Hole at the Bottom of the Seaby Joel Achenbach

    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...

  • Why Philanthropy Mattersby Zoltan J. Acs

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    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...

  • Philanthropy, Patronage, and Civil Societyby Thomas Adam

    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...

  • Buying Respectabilityby Thomas Adam

    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...

  • Philanthropy, Civil Society, and the State in German History, 1815-1989by Thomas Adam

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; Not Available

    The first book to provide the English-speaking reader with the revisionist interpretation of the role of the state and philanthropy in Germany that is increasingly embraced by German historians.BR> more...

  • How to do Goodby Philanthropy Age

    London Wall Publishing 2016; US$ 35.99

    A collection of extraordinary personal stories from thought leaders, celebrities, statesmen and women, Nobel prize winners, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and others driving and inspiring positive change more...

  • Committing to Resultsby Martha Ainsworth

    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...

  • Synergistic Collaborationsby Velmarie L. Albertini; Jonathan Grenz

    UPA 2012; US$ 31.99

    This valuable resource for Christian ministers and social workers as they extend outreach ministries and collaborate with community organizations combines case studies, theological reflections, reality dialogue questions, personal experiences, and research that broaden readers' understanding of the synergistic relationship that naturally exists between... more...

  • Chasing Chaosby Jessica Alexander

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 15.00

    Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and difficult?but she was hooked.... more...