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Butcher García-Colín, Jacqueline (Ed): Generosidad en México II: Fuentes, cauces y destinos

Editorial Porrúa, México, 2017, 350 pp.
  • Isidro Maya-JariegoEmail author
Book Review

In September 2017, one of the most devastating earthquakes in its recent history hit Mexico. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused serious material damage and 369 deaths. Citizens organized spontaneously to respond to the catastrophe. Many participated in the removal of debris and delivery of food. Such behavior epitomizes the potential of the Mexican society for solidarity and mutual help. They are examples of community capacities that emerge in adverse circumstances, such as natural disasters. It is almost paradoxical that they occur in a context with an incipient philanthropic culture; with little institutional development of organized voluntary action; in a climate of distrust, and sometimes conflict, from civil society toward the government; and in a complex legal environment, which poses great operational difficulties for nonprofit organizations. Objective evaluation of donations, volunteering and philanthropy in Mexico is hence not only relevant but also necessary.

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The author declares that they have no conflict of interest.

Reference

  1. Fitzgerald, D. (1986). Exporting American Agriculture: The Rockefeller Foundation in Mexico, 1943–53. Social Studies of Science, 16(3), 457–483.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Psicología Social, Facultad de PsicologíaUniversidad de SevillaSevilleSpain

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