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The U.S.-led intervention in Somalia that began in December 1992 is the most significant instance to date of “peacemaking” by the international community. The heady promise of Operation Restore Hope and the subsequent disappointments have had a…

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The practice of rich countries providing financial assistance to developing countries has become increasingly controversial. Foreign aid is now characterized more by its failures than its successes, making foreign assistance budgets easy targets for politicians.…

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"The most recent volume in this series maintains the standard of accuracy set by its predecessors." Wilson Library Bulletin

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"In sum, this volume is a thoughtful exploration of both the past and the future of philanthropic theory. Recommended highly... " -Library Journal " Together, these thoughtful essays convey both the scope and complexity of the moral, philosophical, and practical…

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Program-related investments (PRIs) are hybrid grants/loans made by foundations to charities. They allow foundations to stretch their limited funds further. This book provides foundations with guidelines for evaluating PRIs, monitoring grant recipients, and…

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In a provocative study that bristles with contemporary relevance, Himmelfarb demonstrates that the material and moral dimensions of poverty were inseparable in the minds of late Victorians, be they radical or conservative.

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In a time of shrinking government support for academic research, this manual for academics and researchers on how to persuade private businesses to sponsor research projects and programmes will be most welcome. It includes practical, down-to-earth suggestions for…

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In Caring , Peta Bowden extends and challenges recent debates on feminist ethics. She takes issue with accounts of the ethics of care that focus on alleged principles of caring rather than analysing caring in practice. Caring, Bowden argues, must be understood by…

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In this era of eroding commitment to government sponsored welfare programs, voluntarism and private charity have become the popular, optimistic solutions to poverty and hunger. The resurgence of charity has to be a good thing, doesn't it? No, says sociologist…

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Predominantly based on the wisdom and writings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, this unique volume offers clear, scholarly analysis of one of the most important tenets of Jewish tradition. With humorous anecdotes and stories to introduce…

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"Foundations are socially and politically significant, but this simple fact... has mostly been ignored by students of American history.... This collection represents an important contribution to an emerging field." -Kenneth Prewitt, Social Science Research Council

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Tens of thousands of America's best and brightest have dedicated their lives (or a significant portion of their lives) to philanthropic service, many times as a member on a nonprofit board of trustees. But just what does a trustee do? Why do many trustees not…