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Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society: Toward a New Political Culture in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

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Examines complex and diverse links between philanthropy, civil society and globalization as a single theme that goes beyond standard economic interpretations

Has the potential to generate interest among a wider audience of academics, public policy makers and administrators in the field of philanthropy, civil society and globalization

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"It contains chapters that are, overall, very strong, and add usefully to our knowledge of how philanthropy and civil society are shaping and being shaped by the process of globalization. … What the volume does well is to present a number of high quality case studies concerning the international experiences of American philanthropy during the Cold War in South and East Asia. These are presented alongside useful state-of-the-field surveys that review the status of international philanthropy … ." (Steven Heydemann, Voluntas, Vol. 17 (3), 2006)

"The editors describe the historic evolution of globalization and civil society and provide a brief summary of the chapters to follow. … this volume will be of interest to different sets of scholars: either those focused on globalization … or those interested in the evolution of philanthropy globally but not both. The chapters on philanthropy should be of interest to Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly readers and students of philanthropy." (Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 36 (1), March, 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387261485
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/13/2005
  • Series: Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies Series
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 227
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Structure and Process of Global Integration.- History and Globalization: Definitions and Conceptual Issues.- Global History and Globalization.- How to Approach Global Present, Local Pasts and Canon of the Globe.- Philanthropy and Globalization During the Cold War Era.- The Role of American Philanthropic Foundations in India’s Road to Globalization.- The Rockefeller Blueprint for Post-War U.S.: Japan Cultural Relations and the Evolution of Japan’s Civil Sector.- Philanthropic Foundations and Civil Society in a Globalized World.- American Foundations and Overseas Funding: New Challenges in the Era of Globalization.- Foundations in Europe: Roles and Policy Scenarios in an Age of Globalization.- Globalization and Civil Society Sector.- Globalization and the Third Sector: The Canadian Experience.- Global Integration, Culture and Technology.- Beyond Homogenization versus Heterogenization: Difference and Culture in Globalization.- Risk, Reflexive Modernity and the Unbinding of Politics: Agricultural Biotechnology in a Globalized World.

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