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  • Emerging Research Directions in Social Entrepreneurshipby

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book takes an inside-out approach to examine the broad topic of social entrepreneurship. Instead of looking inward at what social entrepreneurship is, this book looks forward from the view of successful social entrepreneurs to answer the important question, ?Where is social entrepreneurship going next?? First, the volume looks at the essential... more...

  • Feeding Peopleby Leon Aarts

    Panoma Press 2010; US$ 6.99

    What if it actually is simple to do great things, and to leave a lasting legacy? Leon Aarts is a social entrepreneur, dad, chef, philanthropist, traveller and founder of Extraordinary Ones. In this poignant and timely book, Leon shows us what happens when we all become truly connected to each other again and with ourselves, we make a huge difference.... more...

  • Why Philanthropy Mattersby Zoltan J. Acs

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Not by Faith Aloneby Julie Adkins; Laurie A. Occhipinti; Tara Hefferan; Janet Bauer; Janet G. Brashler; Wendy Cadge; Andrea Chivakos; Scott T. Fitzgerald; William Garriott; Lance D. Laird; Katherine Lambert-Pennington; Isaac Morrison; Leah Mundell; Julie Pfromm; Laura Polk; Timoteo Rodriguez; Jo Anne Schneider; Ethan P. Sharp

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 36.99

    This volume builds on the existing ethnographic literature on faith-based development internationally to offer a fresh and sophisticated analysis of faith-based organizations in the United States. The case studies included offer starting points for expanded discussions on the meaning of 'faith-based' development, the differences between faith-based... more...

  • Visions of Charityby Rebecca Anne Allahyari

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In the United States, public talk about charity for the poor is highly moralistic, even in our era of welfare reform. But how do we understand the actual experience of caring for the poor? This study looks at the front lines of volunteer involvement with the poor and homeless to assess what volunteer work means for those who do it. more...

  • Rabble-Rouser For Peaceby John Allen

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    Rabble-Rouser for Peace is the first book to tell the full story of how a boy from South Africa's poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world's best-known religious figures, a moral icon to those who work for peace and justice everywhere. Drawn from 30 years of the author's first-hand contact with Desmond Tutu, this is not only... more...

  • Second Line Rescueby Barry Jean Ancelet; Marcia Gaudet; Carl Lindahl

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 87.50

    Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ordinary citizens joined in with whatever resources they had. Unlike many of the official responders, vernacular rescuers found... more...

  • Community Lostby Ronald J. Angel; Holly Bell; Julie Beausoleil; Laura Lein

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 23.00

    Uses interviews with evacuees and service provider reports to analyse the response to the human crisis that was Hurricane Katrina. more...

  • The Politics of Foundationsby Helmut Anheier; Siobhan Daly

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the roles and visions foundations have of, and for, themselves in the new Europe. The leading contributors go beyond a quantitative profile of foundations in Europe, and probe deeper into their role and contributions in meeting the economic, cultural, environmental and educational needs of European societies. Includes a mapping... more...