The Rothschilds: Modern Jewish Philanthropy in a Wider Context - by Prof. Klaus Weber

The Rothschilds: Modern Jewish Philanthropy in a Wider Context By Prof. Dr. Klaus Weber, Chair of European Economic and Social History, Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
The problem of social inequality has always been a source of fierce political debate. This applies as much to early...

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Working Paper - Aurélia Desplain - La philanthropie chinoise au miroir de la philanthropie américaine

La fabrique locale d’une philanthropie de petite entreprise américaine dans la province de Yunnan en Chine.
L’auteur Aurélia Desplain est docteure en anthropologie sociale – ethnologie, postdoctorante au Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (UMR 8173 CCJ-CECMC – Centre d’étude sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine – EHESS/CNRS)....

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New publication by Judith Syga-Dubois on Rockefellers’ philanthropy in Germany

New publication by Judith Syga-Dubois on Rockefellers’ philanthropy in Germany
Can social science research contribute to the solution of social problems? Convinced that it could, one of the foundations of the Rockefeller family set up in 1922 a large financial support program for the social sciences in the United States and several European...

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Interview of Dr. Ruth Shapiro on her book on Philanthropy in Asia

Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS). She is the primary author of “Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian Charity Explained”, published by Palgrave MacMillan in January 2018.
Despite the differences, is there an « Asian way » of doing good? If there is, why so and what are the...

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Interview with Arthur Gautier around the concept of philanthropy

Arthur Gautier is Assistant Professor at the ESSEC Business School in the Public and Private Policy Department and Executive Director of the Philanthropy Chair. The subject of the interview is an article he has just published on the evolution of the concept of philanthropy: GAUTIER Arthur (2019). “Historically contested concepts: A conceptual...

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Gabrielle Fack, Camille Landais, Alix Myczkowski, Public Goods, private charities. How the State can regulate the charity Business ?

Gabrielle Fack, Camille Landais, Alix Myczkowski, Public Goods, private charities. How the State can regulate the charity Business ?, Paris, Editions de la rue d’Ulm, 2018
In a context of public financial crisis, States seek to encourage voluntary financing alternative to taxation to finance public goods such as cultural institutions,...

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Rob Reich, Just giving. Why Philanthropy is failing Democracy and How It Can do Better?

Rob Reich, Just giving. Why Philanthropy is failing Democracy and How It Can do Better?, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018
The troubling ethics and politics of philanthropy
Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society’s benefit, Just...

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A conversation with Martine Kaluszynski

Research on philanthropy: the AREPPOS moment Martine Kaluszynski
1) You who were there from the beginning of this project, could you remind us what the AREPPOS experiment was?
The idea of ​​AREPPOS (the association for research on philanthropies and social policies) stems first of all from historians, and mostly prison or penal historians like...

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