Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism / Edition 1

Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism / Edition 1

by Joan Roelofs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791456420

ISBN-13: 9780791456422

Pub. Date: 01/30/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In this pathbreaking study of foundation influence, author Joan Roelofs produces a comprehensive picture of philanthropy’s critical role in society. She shows how a vast number of policy innovations have arisen from the most important foundations, lessening the destructive impact of global “marketization.” Conversely, groups and movements that might

Overview

In this pathbreaking study of foundation influence, author Joan Roelofs produces a comprehensive picture of philanthropy’s critical role in society. She shows how a vast number of policy innovations have arisen from the most important foundations, lessening the destructive impact of global “marketization.” Conversely, groups and movements that might challenge the status quo are nudged into line with grants and technical assistance, and foundations also have considerable power to shape such things as public opinion, higher education, and elite ideology. The cumulative effect is that foundations, despite their progressive goals, have a depoliticizing effect, one that preserves the hegemony of neoliberal institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791456422
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/30/2003
Series:
SUNY series in Radical Social and Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

1. Introduction

2. What Are Foundations?

3. Ideology and Information

4. Reforming Government

5. Market Supplement: Arts and Culture

6. Market Supplement: Social Welfare and the Economy

7. Foundations and the Legal System

8. Social Change Organizations

9. International Activities

10. Conclusions and Questions for Further Research

Appendix A. Inquiry Letter for Haymarket Research
Appendix B. Haymarket Research Questionnaire
Appendix C. Selected Groups Funded by Haymarket 1974–1978

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

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