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The Politics of Foundations

A Comparative Analysis, 1st Edition

Edited by Helmut Anheier, Siobhan Daly

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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS035000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUS055000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Reference
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General