New Philanthropy and Social Justice

Debating the Conceptual and Policy Discourse

Edited by Behrooz Morvaridi

New Philanthropy and Social Justice

Edited by Behrooz Morvaridi

Distributed for Bristol University Press

176 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447316985 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447316978 Published July 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Over the past twenty years, wealthy individuals and private corporations have become increasingly involved in philanthropy, often by establishing foundations targeted at helping to reduce poverty, disease, and other social problems. But as the essays in this interdisciplinary volume show, this new philanthropy does not provide a long-term solution, because it fails to tackle social injustice or the structural reasons for inequality. Placing this discussion in a global context, this far-reaching book questions the political and ideological reasons why rich individuals and companies engage in poverty reduction through philanthropy and suggests that the new philanthropy and social justice debate extends far beyond national boundaries.


   ~ Behrooz Morvaridi

Part One: New philanthropy and social transformation Philanthropy and its critics: a history

  ~ Hugh Cunningham
From love to money: can philanthropy ever foster social transformation?

  ~ Michael Edwards
Does economic theory lead to a cynical view of philanthropy?

  ~ Samuel Cameron
From philanthropy to philanthropists

  ~ Tom Parr

Part Two: Philanthrocapitalism and the process of commodification Philanthrocapitalism, biodiversity conservation and development

  ~ George Holmes
Philanthrocapitalism, ʻpro poorʼ agricultural biotechnology and development

  ~ Sally Brooks
Part Three: Philanthropy and social protection Philanthropy and the new politics of social policy

  ~ Ayşe Buğra
Charity, philanthropy and development in Colombo, Sri Lanka

  ~ Filippo Osella, Roderick Stirrat and Tom Widger

Philanthropists, civil society and international development

  ~ Rachel Hayman
Social justice, liberalism and philanthropy: the tensions and limitations of British foundations

  ~ Balihar Sanghera and Kate Bradley
Charity deserts and social justice: exploring variations in the distribution of charitable organisations and their resources in England

   ~ John Mohan

Review Quotes
Andrew Sayer, University of Lancaster | author of "Why We Can't Afford the Rich"
"Accessible, well-informed critical research in a field that is attracting growing interest."
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