The Profits of Charity

Hardcover | October 24, 2012

byKerry OHalloran

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The Profits of Charity examines the contemporary law governing the involvement of charity in commerce and explores the reasons why this involvement is dramatically changing. From a perspective familiar to charity lawyers, NGO managers, and scholars, Kerry O'Halloran identifies the concepts andthe law underpinning charities and their profits by tracing legal developments in the field and identifying the resulting opportunities and challenges for the future. At a time when many leading nations are confronting economic recession, the threat of terrorism, and the retreat of the 'welfarestate,' this book explores why governments are turning to charities in their quest to cultivate social capital, consolidate civil society, and promote civic engagement.In The Profits of Charity, Professor O'Halloran undertakes a comparative analysis of the balance struck among government, charity, and commerce in five leading common law nations, including the United States, Canada, England and Wales, New Zealand, and Australia. He uses analysis of legislation,outcomes of charity law reviews, and recent case law to illustrate jurisdictional differences, and concludes with an assessment of the extent and significance of the recalibrated relationship and considers the overarching issues that arise between charity law and social policy.

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The Profits of Charity examines the contemporary law governing the involvement of charity in commerce and explores the reasons why this involvement is dramatically changing. From a perspective familiar to charity lawyers, NGO managers, and scholars, Kerry O'Halloran identifies the concepts andthe law underpinning charities and their pr...

Kerry O'Halloran is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at the Queensland University of Technology. He has served as Assistant Director (Research) at the Centre for Voluntary Action Studies at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and advised the Court Service (Northern Ireland) ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:October 24, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199767718

ISBN - 13:9780199767717

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: Background1. The Common Law: Definitions, Concepts and Structures2. Trading and Profit3. Charity and the Not-for-Profit Sector4. Charity at the MarginsPart II: Contemporary International Perspectives5. England and Wales6. Europe: recent developments7. The US8. Canada9. Australia10. New ZealandPart III: New Directions11. Charity in the Marketplace12. New Regulatory Mechanisms13. New Legal Structures and New FrontiersConclusionBibliographyIndex