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Philanthropy & Charity

  • Outside the Asylumby Lynne Jones

    Orion 2017; US$ 24.99

    What happens if the psychiatric hospital in which you have lived for ten years is bombed and all the staff run away? What is it like to be a twelve-year-old and see all your family killed in front of you? Is it true that almost everyone caught up in a disaster is likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder? What can mental health professionals... more...

  • Through Prison Barsby William H Render

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2017; US$ 0.99

    A fascinating look—first published in 1894—at two philanthropists known as the “Prisoner’s Friends” and the early history of prison reform. Prisons in England were once dark, inhumane places lacking any regulations. The facilities were poorly managed and unsanitary, and prisoners were treated like animals. One man and one woman, the “Prisoner’s... more...

  • De las cenizas a la cumbreby Juan Carlos Mejía Fichman

    Juan Carlos Mejía Fichman 2017; US$ 9.99

    El libro trata de cómo una persona que esté en medio de una crisis, puede encontrar los recursos internos para no solo sobrevivir a su crisis, sino salir fortalecido de ella y sobresalir. Frente a un estado de salud comprometido y sin esperanza médica para recuperarme, luedo de despertar de un como inducido de 15 días, y habiendo perdido el 30% de... more...

  • The Giversby David Callahan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.95

    An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan... more...

  • Community groups in contextby Angus McCabe; Jenny Phillimore

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 31.84

    Collates knowledge and examines the role and nature of community groups and activities operating outside of the formal voluntary sector in the UK to develop a coherent understanding about these so-called “below the radar” organisations. more...

  • A Fraught Embraceby Ann Swidler; Susan Cotts Watkins

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    The complex relationships between altruists, beneficiaries, and brokers in the global effort to fight AIDS in Africa In the wake of the AIDS pandemic, legions of organizations and compassionate individuals descended on Africa from faraway places to offer their help and save lives. A Fraught Embrace shows how the dreams of these altruists became... more...

  • The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treatyby Laurence R. Helfer; Molly K. Land; Ruth L. Okediji; Jerome H. Reichman

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 33.99

    This Guide offers a framework and concrete recommendations for interpreting and implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate the ability of print disabled individuals to create, read, and share books and cultural materials in accessible formats. It conceives of the Marrakesh Treaty as an international instrument that employs the legal doctrines... more...

  • Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Sectorby Theo N.M. Schuyt

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Offering an introduction to modern philanthropy with regard to the commitment and willingness of citizens, funds, churches and businesses to contribute voluntarily to society Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Sector: An Introduction attempts to map philanthropy and promote a better understanding of its characteristics and features. After years of division... more...

  • Humanitarians at Warby Gerald Steinacher

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 22.99

    How the International Committee of the Red Cross emerged triumphant from the dark days of World War II, escaping its ambiguous wartime record to re-affirm its leadership in world humanitarian affairs and help rewrite the rules of war in the Geneva Conventions more...

  • Our Common Goodby John Nickson

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 16.99

    Contemporary Britain is defined by the personal generosity and social commitment of our predecessors as much as by the state. But, as the state retreats, demands on the voluntary sector grow, the gap between the rich and the poor increases and charitable giving stagnates, our way of life is at risk. Will future generations live in a liberal democracy... more...