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The Politics of Foundations
A Comparative Analysis





ISBN 9780415479844
Published October 2, 2008 by Routledge
366 Pages

 
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This book explores the roles and visions foundations have of, and for, themselves in the new Europe.

The leading contributors go beyond a quantitative profile of foundations in Europe, and probe deeper into their role and contributions in meeting the economic, cultural, environmental and educational needs of European societies. Includes a mapping and appraisal of foundation visions, policies and strategies, and an overall assessment of the current and future policy environment in which they operate. The Politics of Foundations combines the detailed comparative analysis of current challenges facing foundations, with individual country studies on Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and also includes a comparative view from the United States.

This valuable reference will be of interest to researchers and students of foundations, policy-making, comparative politics and international business, as well as policy makers and professionals.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Studying the Politics of Foundations  1. Philanthropic Foundations in Modern Society  2. Comparing Foundation Roles  3. Comparing Foundation Visions  4. Combining Roles and Visions: Patterns and Implications  Part 2: Country Analyses  5. Austria  6. Belgium  7. Britain  8. Czech Republic  9. Denmark  10. Estonia  11. France  12. Germany  13. Greece  14. Hungary  15. Ireland  16. Italy  17. The Netherlands  18. Norway  19. Poland  20. Spain  21. Sweden  22. Switzerland  23. United States

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This new volume presents a systematic and comparative analysis of the current and future role of foundations in Europe and beyond.

While cross-national studies of business firms, government agencies and service-providing nonprofit organizations are increasingly becoming available, little is known, in a systematic way, about the challenges foundations are facing. This book therefore includes a mapping and appraisal of foundation visions, policies and strategies, and an overall assessment of the current and future policy environment in which they operate. It goes beyond a quantitative profile of foundations in Europe, and probes deeper into their role and contributions in meeting the economic, cultural, environmental and educational needs of European societies. Developed from an international research project, this study includes twenty country studies comparing foundations in Europe, the Europe Union and the US.

This valuable reference will be of interest to researchers and students of foundations, policy-making, comparative politics and international business, as well as to policy-makers and professionals.