Author: Kerry O'Halloran
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 5710"The Profits of Charity examines the contemporary law governing the involvement of charity in commerce, explores the reasons why this involvement is dramatically changing and considers the resulting implications for charities and the nonprofit sector. From a perspective familiar to charity lawyers, NGO managers, and scholars, Kerry O'Halloran identifies the concepts and the 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 'welfare state,' this book explores how and why governments are now turning to charities in their quest to cultivate social capital, consolidate civil society, and promote civic engagement. As governments deploy tax revenues to bailout banks and car manufacturers, while reducing the amount of grant aided to charity and the nonprofit sector, O'Halloran questions the role now played by the 'public benefit' principle and probes the relationship between altruism and profit. The Profits of Charity features a comparative analysis of the balance struck between government, charity, and commerce in the EU and leading common law nations, including the United States, Canada, England and Wales, New Zealand, and Australia. Professor O'Halloran 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 relationships and considers the overarching issues that arise between charity law and social policy"--Unedited summary from book jacket.
Theology of Love in Practice
Author: John A.H. Lewis
View: 966The Architecture of Medieval Churches investigates the impact of affective theology on architecture and artefacts, focusing on the Middle Ages as a period of high achievement of this synthesis. It explores aspects of medieval church and cathedral architecture in relation to the contemporary metaphysics and theology, which articulated an integrated theocentric culture, architecture, and art. Three modes of attention: comprehension, instruction, and contemplation, informed the builders’ intuition and intention. The book’s central premise reasons that love for God was the critical force in the creation of vernacular church architecture, using a selection of medieval writings to provide a unique critique of the genius of architecture and art during this period. An interdisciplinary study between architecture, theology, and philosophy, it will appeal to academics and researchers in these fields.
An Illustrated History
Author: Mary Ellen Hayward,Frank R. Shivers, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
View: 5569The eclectic and inspiring architecture of Baltimore is captured in this study that ranges from the city's eighteenth-century Georgian buildings to its Romantic stylings, including Greek and Gothic revivals, and the influx of industrial buildings and modernist structures.
Author: Marc Kushner
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
View: 9313Die Zukunft der Architektur hat schon begonnen – 100 faszinierende Bauwerke an ungewöhnlichen Orten Ein Pavillon aus Papier, eine aufblasbare Konzerthalle, ein Forschungslabor, das durch den Schnee laufen kann – von den Gebäuden von morgen wird mehr verlangt. Marc Kushner hat 100 innovative Gebäude auf der ganzen Welt ausgewählt, um sie uns in Bild und Text vorzustellen. Eine faszinierende Reise durch die Architektur der Zukunft.
Essays in History and Philosophy
Author: José Ferreirós Domínguez,Jeremy Gray
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
View: 9436Aimed at both students and researchers in philosophy, mathematics and the history of science, this edited volume, authored by leading scholars, highlights foremost developments in both the philosophy and history of modern mathematics.
Author: P.K. Rao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
View: 4868After numerous scienti?c papers and books on most aspects of climate change and the design of pro-environmental policies (including some that suit some industrial lobby or another), is there relevance for another book and what is the purported role of this one? Is this yet another academic exercise or “much ado about nothing”? Do we have to bother designing green economic policies and incur transaction costs of this effort? Are there shortcomings of existing policies if we care to live “happily” on this planet? Is it not enough to care for the current generations so that the future generations can take care of themselves (or even be given the incentives for in- vations – for lack of fully provided resources)? What can “we” do about the green economic policies (and what are these anyway)? What trade-offs, if any, are re- vant in foregoing some bene?ts and in incurring some costs (not all of which can be expressed in monetary units)? What are the overarching objectives and priorities in the current context? What economic and other approaches are relevant for atta- ing the objectives? These are some of the questions the author re?ected in writing this book.
Author: Andrea M. Gáldy
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
View: 6853Churches and palaces in Florence have been the subject matter of book-length, often multi-volume studies over the centuries. This book is a compendium of the main churches in Florence and has been written with two distinct audiences in mind: English-speaking students of Renaissance art, architecture, literature and history and the well-read traveller to Florence who wishes to place the works of art and architecture into the wider context of Italian culture. The choice of churches discussed here was influenced by the author’s experience as teacher for several university programmes on site in Florence. The buildings described and analysed are those which students will most likely encounter in the course of their study-abroad stay in Florence, whether they wish to specialise in art, architecture or the history of the Florentine Renaissance. This book represents a textbook that offers concise information on the history, art, and architecture of 25 of the main Florentine churches, provides plans and photos of the façades, and introduces the student to some of the most important vocabulary and the main textual sources of the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
Author: Robert Treat Paine,Alexander Coburn Soper
Publisher: Yale University Press
View: 2483Once slighted as mere copying from China, the arts of Japan are now seen as a unique alternation of advances and withdrawals. At times the islanders produced Chinese-style works of great beauty, unmatched on the continent. When they chose to be independent, their art differs at every level. Sculpture, and even more painting, are concrete, sensuous, and emotional, speaking directly to all.
Author: Michael I. Sanders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
View: 5555This comprehensive, revised, and expanded guide covers tax-exempt organizations and joint ventures and includes sample forms, countless footnotes, and numerous citations to case law, Internal Revenue Code sections, and other relevant rulings. Covering international joint ventures and anti-terrorism laws and continued treatment on the application of Sarbanes-Oxley-like laws in the nonprofit sector, Joint Ventures Involving Tax-Exempt Organizations, Third Edition includes the latest case law, treasury regulations, and IRS rulings to enable nonprofits to maximize their financing without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950
Author: Marta Gutman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 1151American cities are constantly being built and rebuilt, resulting in ever-changing skylines and neighborhoods. While the dynamic urban landscapes of New York, Boston, and Chicago have been widely studied, there is much to be gleaned from west coast cities, especially in California, where the migration boom at the end of the nineteenth century permanently changed the urban fabric of these newly diverse, plural metropolises. In A City for Children, Marta Gutman focuses on the use and adaptive reuse of everyday buildings in Oakland, California, to make the city a better place for children. She introduces us to the women who were determined to mitigate the burdens placed on working-class families by an indifferent industrial capitalist economy. Often without the financial means to build from scratch, women did not tend to conceive of urban land as a blank slate to be wiped clean for development. Instead, Gutman shows how, over and over, women turned private houses in Oakland into orphanages, kindergartens, settlement houses, and day care centers, and in the process built the charitable landscape—a network of places that was critical for the betterment of children, families, and public life. The industrial landscape of Oakland, riddled with the effects of social inequalities and racial prejudices, is not a neutral backdrop in Gutman’s story but an active player. Spanning one hundred years of history, A City for Children provides a compelling model for building urban institutions and demonstrates that children, women, charity, and incremental construction, renovations, alterations, additions, and repurposed structures are central to the understanding of modern cities.
Designing and Operating Resilient Database Systems
Author: Laine Campbell,Charity Majors
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
View: 8922The infrastructure-as-code revolution in IT is also affecting database administration. With this practical book, developers, system administrators, and junior to mid-level DBAs will learn how the modern practice of site reliability engineering applies to the craft of database architecture and operations. Authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors provide a framework for professionals looking to join the ranks of today’s database reliability engineers (DBRE). You’ll begin by exploring core operational concepts that DBREs need to master. Then you’ll examine a wide range of database persistence options, including how to implement key technologies to provide resilient, scalable, and performant data storage and retrieval. With a firm foundation in database reliability engineering, you’ll be ready to dive into the architecture and operations of any modern database. This book covers: Service-level requirements and risk management Building and evolving an architecture for operational visibility Infrastructure engineering and infrastructure management How to facilitate the release management process Data storage, indexing, and replication Identifying datastore characteristics and best use cases Datastore architectural components and data-driven architectures
Author: Michael K. Bourke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 1485Information technology constantly changes and quickly becomes obsolete. The methodology of planning and implementing a health care information system, however, is more constant. Through practical, step-by-step guidelines, the author demonstrates how to establish the strategy and architecture against which vendor and system decisions must be made. Both management and technical perspectives are discussed. Thus, regardless of the technology used, the health care administrator and systems manager learn to implement information systems successfully and to link those systems with business strategy to achieve higher quality and more cost-effective patient care.
The Letters Of Thomas Merton On Religious Renewal & Spiritual Direction
Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
View: 4853As the third volume in the series including The Hidden Ground of Love (1985) and The Road to Joy (1989), this collection features Thomas Merton's letters to members of religious communities around the world. Merton's questions about the monastic life, sometimes radical and disturbing, either arose from what was happening in his own experience or reflected the extraordinary changes that followed Vatican Council II.
A Descriptive Account of Travancore and Its People
Author: Samuel Mateer
Publisher: Asian Educational Services
View: 1994A Descriptive Account Of Travancore And Its People With Special Reference To Missionary Labour- Geographical Sketch Of Travancore, People Their Manners And Customs, Industry And Commerce, Agriculture, Hinduism In Trancore, Devil-Worship Native Mohammedans, Native Roman Catholics, Syrian Christians Of Malabar, The Church Mission In Travancore Etc.