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Philanthropy & Charity

  • A Path Appearsby Nicholas D. Kristof; Sheryl Wudunn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad?a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be. In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased... more...

  • Islam and Developmentby Matthew Clarke; David Tittensor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims, but also have political and at times violent agendas. This tendency has led to a dearth of research on the wider Muslim aid and development... more...

  • Child Sponsorshipby Brad Watson; Matthew Clarke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book reviews the remarkable growth, diversity and challenges of child sponsorship. It features the latest progress in child sponsorship practice and necessary tensions experienced by some organisations as they seek to maximise impact. more...

  • Growing Up in Povertyby Michael Bourdillon; Jo Boyden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book presents the latest evidence from Young Lives, a unique international study of children and poverty. It shows how the persistence of inequality amid general economic growth is leaving some extremely poor children behind, despite the promises of the Millennium Development Goals. more...

  • Reinventing Developmentby Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book shows how the new architecture of aid has important implications in three distinct but related ways: the discursive construction and production of post-colonial societies; the changing focus of Western aid and development policy interventions; and the reproduction of the politics of inclusive exclusion. The author provides detailed and original... more...

  • The Invention of a European Development Aid Bureaucracyby Veronique Dimier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    A comprehensive analysis of how European development policy was shaped, this book explores the role of former colonial officials in shaping the policy agenda and explores this example of 'recycled empire.' Dimier argues that this post-colonial agenda only changed as a result of pressure from the OECD and World Bank in the 1980s and 1990s. more...

  • Americans in Tuscanyby Catherine Trundle

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Since the time of the Grand Tour, the Italian region of Tuscany has sustained a highly visible American and Anglo migrant community. Today American women continue to migrate there, many in order to marry Italian men. Confronted with experiences of social exclusion, unfamiliar family relations, and new cultural terrain, many women struggle to build... more...

  • Philanthropy and Policeby Donna T. Andrew

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In this study of voluntary charities in eighteenth-century London, Donna Andrew reconsiders the adequacy of humanitarianism as an explanation for the wave of charitable theorizing and experimentation that characterized this period. Focusing on London, the most visible area of both destitution and social experimentation, this book examines the political... more...

  • Small Stepsby Pandu H. Van Dijk; Prakash C. Das

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99

    The projects described in this fascinating book are not just sticking plasters for an injured world. Small Steps is full of practical, realistic responses to the needs of others, and seeing how other people have tackled them will be of great assistance to those wishing to become involved in this area. more...

  • Philanthropy for Health in Chinaby Jennifer Ryan; Lincoln C. Chen; Anthony J. Saich

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Drawing on the expertise of Chinese and Western academics and practitioners, the contributors to this volume aim to advance the understanding of philanthropy for health in China in the 20th century and to identify future challenges and opportunities. Considering government, NGO leaders, domestic philanthropists, and foreign foundations, the volume... more...