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Philanthropy & Charity

  • The Doc and the Duchessby Alexander W. Clowes; John Lechleiter

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    George Henry Alexander Clowes was a pivotal figure in the development of the insulin program at the Eli Lilly Company. Through his leadership, scientists and clinicians at Lilly and the University of Toronto created a unique, international team to develop and purify insulin and take the production of this life-saving agent to an industrial scale.... more...

  • The Logic of Charityby John Mohan; Beth Breeze

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Charity is an important feature of life in the UK, yet there is no clear understanding of what charity is, how it operates, who it benefits, and what it can and cannot be expected to do. This book helps tackle misunderstandings of charitable activity in British society, particularly as these affect the thinking of politicians and policymakers. more...

  • Celebrity Philanthropyby Elaine Jeffreys; Paul Allatson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 76.00

    There is no question that celebrities these days are some of the most prominent faces of philanthropic activity ? yet their participation raises questions about efficacy, motivations, and activism overall. This book presents case studies of celebrity philanthropy from around the globe ? including such figures as Shakira, Arundhati Roy, Zhang Ziyi,... more...

  • Japan?s Development Assistanceby Hiroshi Kato; John Page; Yasutami Shimomura

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00

    Once the world's largest ODA provider, contemporary Japan seems much less visible in international development. However, this book demonstrates that Japan, with its own aid philosophy, experiences, and models of aid, has ample lessons to offer to the international community as the latter seeks new paradigms of development cooperation. more...

  • A Good Investment?by Amy Brown

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Select students and teachers worked the room at a fundraising event for a New York City public high school Amy Brown calls College Preparatory Academy. It was their job to convince wealthy attendants that College Prep, with its largely minority and disadvantaged student body and its unusually high rate of graduation and college acceptance, was a... more...

  • Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aidby B. Mak Arvin; Byron Lew

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    It would be fair to say that foreign aid today is one of the most important factors in international relations and in the national economy of many countries - as well as one of the most researched fields in economics. Although much has been written on the subject of foreign aid, this book contributes by taking stock of knowledge in the field, with... more...

  • Leisure and the Motive to Volunteerby Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    By means of a lengthy literature review, this book sets out the theoretical and empirical contributions of the serious leisure perspective to understanding volunteer motivation. more...

  • Doing Good . . . Says Who?by Connie Newton; Fran Early

    Two Harbors Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Doing Good. . . Says Who?explores the impact of good intentions from the inside. Theauthors conducted over 400 interviews and synthesized the lessons learned. The endresult is that you are on the ground with volunteers, nonprofits, donors, and—mostuniquely—the intended beneficiaries of good will. Through story telling, humor, analysis,practical... more...

  • International NGO Engagement, Advocacy, Activismby Helen Yanacopulos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The world of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) has dramatically changed during the last two decades. The author critically analyses the engagement of INGOs within the contemporary international development landscape, enabling readers to further understand INGOs involvement in the politics of social change. more...

  • What Morality Meansby Kevin McCaffree

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    What Morality Means examines the scientific theory of morality, drawing on zoological and physiological literatures in addition to contemporary sociological research on status and exchange. The theory roots morality in the capacity for perceptual overlap, and describes how perceptual overlap has been constrained and enabled in human history. more...