Private Funds  Public Purpose

Private Funds Public Purpose


  • Author : Helmut K. Anheier
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781461548935


Private Funds Public Purpose Book Description :

Comparative information detailing the cultural, legal and historical environments of foundations in international settings has been scarce - until now. Written by scholars from six countries, this text covers philanthropic foundations in the world's busiest commercial centers - the U.S. and Eastern and Western Europe. It reports on the structures and mindsets that shape foundations' gift giving, and discusses different aspects of foundation management. Case studies of the French and Italian foundation communities and a comparative legal chapter are especially notable....

Eminent Domain Use and Abuse

Eminent Domain Use and Abuse


  • Author : Dwight H. Merriam
  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Law
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  • ISBN 10 : 159031638X


Eminent Domain Use and Abuse Book Description :

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London. It addresses the controversial and important question of when eminent domain may constitutionally be used to take property for projects that are not publicly owned and operated facilities, such as schools and town halls. The volume captures and conveys the context within which this debate is taking place as well as offers guidance concerning the Kelo decision itself and how it may be used....

Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Organizations


  • Author : Dean Professor of Sociology Helmut K Anheier, Professor Professor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-08-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781134380916


Nonprofit Organizations Book Description :

This text is the first to dedicate itself to the nonprofit sector. It provides a comprehensive overview of nonprofit and voluntary organizations, nongovernmental organizations, philanthropic foundations and civil society institutions. Taking an international perspective, it details the background and concepts behind these organizations and examines the theory, management and policy which informs them. Questions answered include: What are nonprofit and voluntary organizations? What is the history of the nonprofit sector? What is the scale and structure of the nonprofit sector? How can we explain the existence and behaviour of nonprofit organizations? How do nonprofits obtain funding and how do they manage resources? With strong pedagogical features an...

German Philanthropy in Transatlantic Perspective

German Philanthropy in Transatlantic Perspective


  • Author : Gregory R. Witkowski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783319408392


German Philanthropy in Transatlantic Perspective Book Description :

This volume examines philanthropic practices against the backdrop of the continuities, disruptions and changes in twentieth century German socio-political relations. It presents a differentiated understanding of the relationship between philanthropy and civil society that traces this connection from Germany’s first democracy, the Weimar Republic, through the Nazi dictatorship and Soviet-style rule in Communist East Germany to the stable democracy of the Federal Republic of Germany. While concentrating on Germany, this volume places German philanthropy in a triangular relationship with the United States and the developing world, primarily through Africa. In particular, the contributions to the book demonstrate that despite many transatlantic exchang...

The Rise of Japanese NGOs

The Rise of Japanese NGOs


  • Author : Kim D. Reimann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-12-04
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781135236557


The Rise of Japanese NGOs Book Description :

Over the past two decades, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have exploded in number and emerged as a new force in international and transnational politics. Why, however, do some countries nonetheless have more active NGO sectors than others? Using the case of Japan, this book uncovers patterns of convergence and divergence in levels of activism across industrialized countries and offers a two-level political explanation for the rise of NGOs as a global phenomenon. The author argues that activism has been cultivated from "above" and shows the ways in which political structures and processes at the domestic and international level have either encouraged or discouraged activism. Japan, a late developer in terms of its number of NGOs, provided a poo...

Comparative Corporate Governance of Non Profit Organizations

Comparative Corporate Governance of Non Profit Organizations


  • Author : Klaus J. Hopt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-22
  • Genre: Law
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781139486644


Comparative Corporate Governance of Non Profit Organizations Book Description :

The economic importance of the non-profit sector is growing rapidly in the USA and Europe. However, the law has not kept abreast with its development. The European Court of Justice has extended certain freedoms of the EC Treaty to non-profit organisations, and more case law is expected to follow in the near future, but the observations, theories, solutions and legal and non-legal rules in this field are manifold. The chances of harmonising the law on a European level are slim. Despite these differences, a common core of international corporate governance problems and regulatory solutions can be seen. This volume of essays brings together a variety of international experts from both corporate governance and governance of non-profit organisations to co...

Mary P  Follett
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Mary P Follett


  • Author : Joan C. Tonn
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0300128029


Mary P Follett Book Description :

Mary P. Follett (1868–1933) brought new dimensions to the theory and practice of management and was one of America’s preeminent thinkers about democracy and social organization. The ideas Follett developed in the early twentieth century continue even today to challenge thinking about business and civic concerns. This book, the first biography of Follett, illuminates the life of this intriguing woman and reveals how she developed her farsighted theories about the organization of human relations. Out of twenty years of civic work in Boston’s immigrant neighborhoods, Follett developed ideas about the group basis of democracy and the foundations of social interaction that placed her among leading progressive intellectuals. Later in her career, she ...

Legislative Options After  Citizens United V  FEC

Legislative Options After Citizens United V FEC


  • Author : L. Paige Whitaker
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781437930320


Legislative Options After Citizens United V FEC Book Description :

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. In ¿Citizens United v. FEC,¿ (CU) the Supreme Court struck down the long-standing prohibition on corp. using their general treasury funds to make independent expend., and prohibiting corp. from using their funds for ¿electioneering commun.¿ Contents of this report: (1) Impact of CU on Current Fed. Campaign Finance Law; Legislation and Proposals in Response to CU; (2) Increased Disclaimer Requirements; (3) Disclosure of Donors to § 501(c) Org.; (4) Shareholder Notification and Approval; (5) Restrictions on Foreign-Owned Corp.; (6) Conditioning Gov¿t. Contracts or Grants on Forgoing Right to Political Speech; (7) Taxation of Corp. Campaign-Related Expenditures; (8) Public Financing ...