Vers un regard nuancé des sciences sociales sur la philanthropie?

Charles Sellen recense l’ouvrage de Vincent Edin, Quand la charité se fout de l’hôpital. Enquête sur les perversions de la philanthropie. Paris, éditions Rue de l’Echiquier, coll. « Les incisives », Février 2021, 83 pages.
La philanthropie connaît un essor rapide en France et dans le monde, mais certains abus endommagent la noblesse de cet...

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La cause de l’efficacité économique? WP#4

Paul Moutard-Martin, Doctorant en sociologie à l’Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Printemps
À la fin des années 2000, des dirigeants de l’économie sociale et solidaire fondent le Mouve- ment des entrepreneurs sociaux. Ce groupe d’intérêt entend défendre les « entreprises sociales » et concilier dynamisme entrepreneurial,...

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Utopia 56 WP#3

Utopia 56. Genèse, positionnement et dynamiques d’engagement d’un acteur associatif
Pablo Moreau
Cet article prend pour point de départ l’installation d’un campement d’exilés sur la place de la République à Paris en novembre 2020 par Utopia 56 pour s’intéresser à la dynamique et au positionnement de cette association. Créée en 2016, Utopia 56 se...

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“Tous Unis Contre le Virus” Alliance : A Field Analysis WP#2

« Tous Unis Contre Le Virus » Alliance : A Field Analysis. An original case study of transphilanthropic partnership in emergency context
Nicolas Duvoux; Rémi Guillem
Philanthropic partnerships in emergency contexts remain an underinvestigated field of research due to the lack of empirical cases brought to discussion. Hence, in this paper we...

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Philanthropy, Class and Tax in France, WP n°1

Presented at the International Conference on Philanthropy and Taxation of GCP in Geneva on the 25th of November, this working paper will be published in the Routledge Handbook on Taxation and Philanthropy.
Abstract : This paper explores a paradox raised by recent research on the relationship to tax of various social classes. This paradox is...

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Our Dear “American Friends”

Anne Monier’s book “Our Dear”American Friends" has been released on the 11th of Septembre at Presses Universitaires de France, Paris.
Quatrième de couverture :
At a time of economic crisis, budget cuts and public service transformations, many French cultural institutions are encouraged to raise funds, in France but also abroad, and particularly...

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Philanthropy and the State in France: our Genèses articles published in English on HistPhil

Please go read on HistPhil (Anglo-Saxon reference site for philanthropy research) a synthesis, in English, of the articles we published in Genèses.
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Anne Monier, “The role of social capital in transnational elite philanthropy: the example of the American Friends of French cultural institutions”

Anne Monier, “The role of social capital in transnational elite philanthropy: the example of the American Friends of French cultural institutions”, Socio-Economic Review, Volume 16, Issue 2, 1 April 2018, Pages 387–410
As elites can be defined as those with power and resources, this study focuses on one of these resources—social capital—in a...

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The forgotten people of the American dream

While the “American dream” keeps its power of attraction, Nicolas Duvoux has undertaken an ethnographic survey of philanthropic foundations and associations that try to overcome the decay of poor and minority neighborhoods of a major metropolis in the north of the United States: Boston. A true social science laboratory of the 21st century,...

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Special Issue of Genèses Journal

« Philanthropies et prestige d’État en France, xixe-xxe siècles », Genèses, 2017/4 (n° 109)
"This issue examines the genesis of the opposition between State and civil society or private charitable actors, embracing a long period over which the categories used to think about philanthropy have evolved significantly. The main hypothesis that organizes all...

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