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The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times: 2015

The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times: 2015 (Hardback)

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What is charity? How does it operate, who does it benefit and what should we expect it to do? This important book helps to tackle the most common misunderstandings and misconceptions of charitable activity in contemporary British society, especially insofar as these affect the thinking of politicians and policymakers. The authors present and discuss over a dozen studies, including public attitudes to giving, large datasets on the geography and funding patterns of third sector organisations, and interviews with a wide range of donors, charity leaders, fundraisers and philanthropy advisers. This data enables them to explore the logic of charity in terms of the distribution of resources across causes and communities in the UK, and the processes behind philanthropic decision-making, to reveal a picture of charitable activity at odds with widespread assumptions.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial research & statistics Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 15/12/2015 ISBN-13: 9781137522634  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Mohan is Director of the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK. Beth Breeze is Director of the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, UK.

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