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Philanthropy & Charity

  • The Askby Laura Fredricks

    Wiley 2017; US$ 40.00 US$ 36.00

    Asking is more than a skill—it's a lifestyle The Ask is your personal manual for building the best, most fulfilling personal and professional life possible. Crafting the perfect ask can fund your new business, support your favorite charity, and get more quality time with your significant other—but it can do so much more than that.... more...

  • Against Charityby Julie Wark; Daniel Raventós

    AK Press 2017; US$ 16.95

    A demand for justice and rejection of the philanthrocapitalism of charitable giving. more...

  • Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shorelineby Gail B. MacDonald

    The History Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    Gilded Age financier Morton F. Plant inherited his father’s transportation empire determined to improve his community. A dreamer eager to invest in innovative technology and grass-roots community causes alike, Plant’s influence ran deep on the Connecticut shoreline prior to World War I, and his legacy remains prominent. Plant’s summer mansion, Branford... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Citizenshipby Ayelet Shachar; Rainer Bauböck; Irene Bloemraad; Maarten Vink

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 124.99

    This Handbook sets a new agenda for theoretical and practical explorations of citizenship, analysing the main challenges and prospects informing today's world of increased migration and globalization. It will also explore new forms of membership and democratic participation beyond borders, and the rise of European and multilevel citizenship. more...

  • Givingby Robert H. Bremner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    According to Greek mythology mankind's first benefactor was the Titan, Prometheus, who gave fire, previously the exclusive possession of the gods, to mortal man. With these words the esteemed scholar Robert Bremner presents the first full-fledged history of attitudes toward charity and philanthropy. 'Giving' is a perfect complement to his earlier work... more...

  • Ford Foundationby Dwight Macdonald

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Thirty years since it was first published, Macdonald's masterful book on the Ford Foundation remains the only book-length account of this institution that has been published. Despite the calls for a book carrying on the story from 1956 on the part of Richard Magat and McGeorge Bundy, that book has yet to be written. In his stimulating introduction... more...

  • Golden Donorsby Waldemar A. Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The world of the golden donors - the rich and influential philanthropic foundations - is quite likely the least known and yet most pervasive of all the invisible money and power networks in America. Nielsen explores the 36 largest of the 22,000 currently active foundations. He takes the reader inside each of the giants to analyze its people, policies,... more...

  • Doing Public Good?by R. Pablo Guerrero O.

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the contributions of non-public organizations, such as foundations, philanthropies, charities, non-governmental organizations, private businesses, and entrepreneurs to public goods and services. Too often the impact of the contributions of such private actors are overlooked. However, they are playing an increasing role in meeting... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Philanthropy in East Africaby Howard Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Robert G. Gregory challenges the apparent assumption that non-Western peoples lack a significant indigenous philanthropic culture. Focusing on the large South Asian community in East Africa, he relates how, over a century, they built a philanthropic culture of great magnitude, and how it finally collapsed under the ascendency of increasing state regulation... more...

  • 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...