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Charity Law and Social Inclusion: An International Study / Edition 1

Charity Law and Social Inclusion: An International Study / Edition 1

by Kerry O'Halloran
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Profiling national and international social inclusion agendas, Charity Law and Social Inclusion examines the fit between the charity law framework and the needs of the socially marginalized in some leading common law nations: the US, England and Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.


  • examines the concepts of philanthropy, inclusion, alienation and justice
  • considers the competing claims of philanthropy, legal rights and politics as appropriate methods of pursuing social justice
  • explains how weaknesses in charity law obstructs philanthropic intervention
  • makes recommendations for changes to the legal framework governing philanthropy.

O’Halloran argues that our common charity law heritage must be updated and co-ordinated to be capable of addressing social inclusion in the twenty-first century.

This book is of interest to academics and students working and sudying in the areas of social policy, sociology and law, as well as professionals in community and voluntary work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415347228
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/27/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kerry O’Halloran is Adjunct Professor at the Centre of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Philanthropy, Social Inclusion and the Law 1. The Gift Relationship: Charity and The Law 2. Philanthropy & the Challenge of Social Inclusion: the Contemporary Issues Part 2: Charity Law: The Common Law Legacy 3. The Common Law: The Emergence of Principles, Structures and Legal Functions Relating to Charities 4. Alienation, Philanthropy and the Common Law 5. The ‘Public Benefit’ Test and Social Inclusion: The Roles of Government and Charity in a Common Law Context Part 3: Legal Rights & Functions: A Framework for Philanthropy 6. Legal Functions Relating to Social Inclusion in a Modern Regulatory Environment for Charities 7. International Benchmarks for Charity Law as it Relates to Social Inclusion Part 4: Contemporary Law and Practice 8. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in England & Wales 9. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in Ireland 10. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in Australia 11. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in New Zealand 12. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in the United States 13. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in Canada. Conclusion

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