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Overview

Latin America is a profoundly philanthropic region with deeply rooted traditions of solidarity with the less fortunate.

Recently, different forms of philanthropy are emerging in the region, often involving community organization and social change. This volume brings together groundbreaking perspectives on such diverse themes as corporate philanthropy, immigrant networks, and new grant-making and operating foundations with corporate, family, and community origins.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674019652
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/25/2006
Series: Series on Latin American Studies , #16
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Cynthia Sanborn is Professor of Political Science and Senior Researcher at the Research Center, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru.

Felipe Portocarrero is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Research Center, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru.

John H. Coatsworth is Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and former Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

Francisco Durand is Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Associate Professor of Sociology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

Table of Contents

Prologue. Leveraging Time and Money: Philanthropy and the Social Deficit in Latin America

by John Coatsworth

Editors' Introductions and Acknowledgments

About the Contributors

SECTION I. LATIN AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY, PAST AND PRESENT

Chapter 1. Philanthropy in Latin America: Historical Traditions and Current Trends

by Cynthia A. Sanborn

Chapter 2. Catholic Philanthropy and Civil Society: The Lay Volunteers of St. Vincent de Paul in 19th-Century Mexico

by Silvia Marina Arrom

Chapter 3. Volunteers and Donors: Patterns of Civic Engagement in Contemporary Peru

by Felipe Portocarrero

Chapter 4. A "New Volunteering" in the Brazilian Context

by Leilah Landim

SECTION II. THE CORPORATE CONTRIBUTION: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN CHANGING TIMES

Chapter 5. The Promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America

by Felipe Aguero

Chapter 6. Intersectoral Alliances and the Reduction of Social Exclusion

by Rosa Maria Fischer

Chapter 7. Private Contributions to the Public Sphere: Corporate Foundations in Colombia

by Cristina Rojas and Gustavo Morales

Chapter 8. Business and Corporate Social Responsibility: The Peruvian Case

by Francisco Durand

Chapter 9. Corporate Social Action in a Context of Crisis: Reflections on the Argentine Case

by Mario M. Roitter and Marcelo Camerlo

SECTION III. FOUNDATIONS AND FRAMEWORKS: BUILDING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT

Chapter 10. Private Resources for Public Ends: Grantmakers in Brazil, Ecuador, and Mexico

by Shari Turitz and David Winder

Chapter 11. Too Much or Too Little? The Role of Tax Incentives in Promoting Philanthropy

by Ignacio Irrarzaval and Julio Guzman

Chapter 12. Creating a Favorable Environment for Philanthropy and Civil Society: The Case of Brazil

by Eduardo Szazi

Chapter 13. Enabling Environments for Philanthropy and Civil Society: The Chilean Case

by Gonzalo de la Maza

Chapter 14. Self-Regulation and the Legitimacy of Civil Society: Ideas for Action

by Rodrigo Villar

SECTION IV. REFLECTIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE

Chapter 15. Organized Philanthropy North and South

by Christine W. Letts

Chapter 16. Building Civil Society Legitimacy and Accountablity with Domain Accountability Systems

L. David Brown

Chapter 17. Strengthening Philanthropy and Civil Society Through Policy Reform: From Proposals to Action

Merilee S. Grindle

Index

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