The Givers

Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

Author: David Callahan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101947063

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. He shows how this elite works behind the scenes on education, the environment, science, LGBT rights, and many other issues--with deep impact on government policy. Above all, he shows that the influence of the Givers is only just beginning, as new waves of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg turn to philanthropy. Based on extensive research and interviews with countless donors and policy experts, this is not a brief for or against the Givers, but a fascinating investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all. From the Hardcover edition.
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Funding, power and community development

Author: McCrea, Niamh,Finnegan, Fergal

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447336151

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This edited collection critically explores the funding arrangements governing contemporary community development and how they shape its theory and practice. International contributions from activists, practitioners and academics consider the evolution of funding in community development and how changes in policy and practice can be understood in relation to the politics of neoliberalism and contemporary efforts to build global democracy from the ‘bottom up’. Thematically, the collection explores matters such as popular democracy, the shifting contours of the state-market relationship, prospects for democratising the state, the prospects for community autonomy, the effects of managerialism and hybrid modes of funding such as social finance. The collection is thus uniquely positioned to stimulate critical debate on both policy and practice within the broad field of community development.
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Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy

Prelude to a Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship

Author: Zoltan J. Acs

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 573

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'This book confirms Zoltán Ács's status as a thought leader in the area of innovation, entrepreneurship and public policy. By having his work in a single volume the reader is able to see both the analytical quality and rigour that Acs has brought to this important area over more than twenty years.' - David J. Storey, Warwick Business School, UK
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Health

A Home Magazine Devoted to Physical Culture and Outdoor Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hydrotherapy

Page: N.A

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America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: N.A

View: 7539

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
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