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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.…read more

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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 Councilread more

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Royal Bounty is a pioneering study of the monarchy's social role and its influence in the institutional and civic life of Britain from George III to the present. Drawing on previously unused material from the Royal Archives and elsewhere, the book opens a rich…read more

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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…read more

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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…read more

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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.…read more

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In Private Wealth and Public Life , historian Judith Sealander analyzes the role played by private philanthropic foundations in shaping public policy during the early years of this century. Focusing on foundation-sponsored attempts to influence policy in the…read more

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Can well-placed funding make a difference in world affairs? In the early 1980s, a close-knit group of innovative philanthropists (including the author) dared to fund the burgeoning social movement to end the nuclear arms race. The nuclear freeze campaign and…read more

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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…read more

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A compassionate America has spent more than $5 trillion on welfare programs over three decades, but the poor haven't vanished, and the self-destructive behavior that imprisons many in poverty has become an intergenerational inheritance. Drawing on the City…read more

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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…read more