Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society

Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society

Projecting Institutional Logics Abroad
David C. Hammack and Steven Heydemann
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/22/2009
Format: Hardback 4 tables
ISBN: 978-0-253-35303-0
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The essays in this book reflect pioneering efforts to study the global movement of ideas and institutions. They deal with topics of significant contemporary importance: initiatives to address the AIDS epidemic in East Africa; to protect the peoples and ecosystems of the Amazon; to advance the "truth and reconciliation" process in South Africa and in other areas of great conflict; to promote "civil society" in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; to advocate for environmental protection in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan; and to spread Rotary Clubs and encourage "social entrepreneurship" throughout the world. These essays highlight a wide range of research, paying close attention to the realities of particular situations and to current thinking about general processes.

Author Bio

David C. Hammack is Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University. He is editor of Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States: A Reader (IUP, 1998).

Steven Heydemann is Vice President of the Grants and Fellowship Program at the U.S. Institute for Peace, and Adjunct and Research Associate Professor in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. He is author of Authoritarianism in Syria: Institutions and Social Conflict, 1946–1970.


“Hammack and Heydemann are filling an important gap in the literature on philanthropy, with a book that goes beyond the usual generalizations about the imposition of Western models backed by economic power or the celebration of global activism and its seamless—and disincarnated—networks of activists. The book offers important insights into the working of globalization, thanks to careful studies of institutional logics.”
 — Nicolas Guilhot, London School of Economics

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Social Science and Philanthropic Studies by Kenneth Prewitt

Part 1. Introduction
1. Philanthropic Projections: Sending Institutional Logics Abroad / Steven Heydemann and David C. Hammack
2. Nongovernmental Organizations and the Making of the International Community / Akira Iriye

Part 2. Projecting Logics
3. Philanthropy and the "Perfect Democracy" of Rotary International / Brendan Goff
4. Social Entrepreneurship: Success Stories and Logic Construction / Michael Lounsbury and David Strang
5. Moral Globalization and Discursive Struggle: Reconciliation, Transitional Justice, and Cosmopolitan Discourse / Jonathan VanAntwerpen

Part 3. Contesting Logics
6. Philanthropic Foundations in Russia: Western Projection and Local Legitimacy / John W. Slocum
7. Promoting Civil Society or Diffusing NGOs? U.S. Donors in the Former Soviet Union / Sada Aksartova
8. Dialectics of Patronage: Logics of Accountability at the African AIDS-NGO Interface / Ann Swidler

Part 4. Transnational Logics
9. The Political Logic of Institutional Adaptation: NGOs' Strategies Abroad / Elizabeth Bloodgood
10. Exporting Institutional Logics into the Amazon? American and German Efforts to Protect the Ecosystems and Traditional Peoples of the Amazon Basin / Sandra Moog

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