Private Funds, Public Purpose: Philanthropic Foundations in International Perspective

Private Funds, Public Purpose: Philanthropic Foundations in International Perspective

by Helmut K. Anheier
     
 

Comparative information detailing the cultural, legal and historical environments of foundations in international settings has been scarce - until now. Written by scholars from six countries, this text covers philanthropic foundations in the world's busiest commercial centers - the U.S. and Eastern and Western Europe. It reports on the structures and mindsets that… See more details below

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Comparative information detailing the cultural, legal and historical environments of foundations in international settings has been scarce - until now. Written by scholars from six countries, this text covers philanthropic foundations in the world's busiest commercial centers - the U.S. and Eastern and Western Europe. It reports on the structures and mindsets that shape foundations' gift giving, and discusses different aspects of foundation management. Case studies of the French and Italian foundation communities and a comparative legal chapter are especially notable.

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Booknews
Finding that the scholarship on philanthropic organizations has not kept up with the growing reliance on them as sources of funds in the nonprofit sector, economists, sociologists, and law scholars analyze then on a global level. They assess the capabilities of many foundations in various countries, examine the contexts in which they function, and analyze comparatively the factors that have shaped their development. The collection begins the series of monographs on the relationship between the nonprofit sector and civil society for scholars and policymakers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'...for researchers thinking about launching organizational research on foundations than providing answers to the important research questions.'
ASQ, (2001)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306459474
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
01/31/1999
Series:
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.72(d)

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