The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy

  • Pamala Wiepking
  • Femida Handy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pamala Wiepking, Femida Handy
      Pages 3-8
    3. Pamala Wiepking, Femida Handy
      Pages 9-21
  3. Countries: Philanthropy across the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Eleanor Brown, Christopher J. Einolf, Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm
      Pages 44-63
    3. Michael D. Layton, Valérie Mossel
      Pages 64-87
    4. Franziska Bieri, Neven T. Valev
      Pages 118-136
    5. Arthur Gautier, Anne-Claire Pache, Valérie Mossel
      Pages 137-154
    6. Oonagh B. Breen, James Carroll
      Pages 190-210
    7. Irina Mersianova, Lev Jakobson, Irina Krasnopolskaya
      Pages 249-266
    8. Georg von Schnurbein, Steffen Bethmann
      Pages 267-284
    9. Beth Breeze, Peter Halfpenny, Karl Wilding
      Pages 285-306

About this book


The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy is a comprehensive reference guide to the practice of philanthropy across twenty-six nations and regions. In addition, thematic chapters examine cross-national issues to provide an indispensable guide to the latest research in this field. Drawing on theoretical insights from sociology, economics, political science, and psychology, and including a stellar international line-up of leading philanthropy scholars, this essential reference work describes the non-profit sector and analyzes philanthropic endeavours country by country, providing a global overview that covers Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the Americas. In addition, thematic chapters examine cross-national issues, including the social origins of the non-profit sector and charitable giving; the influence of government support; the role of religion; fiscal incentives; and fundraising to outline how major country-specific differences in governmental, economic, and legal policies for philanthropic actors and nonprofit organizations shape philanthropic giving, demonstrating how country-specific factors may facilitate or inhibit charitable giving. Nonprofit organizations provide important public goods and services in societies across the world. In times of economic crisis, when governments are forced to decrease public spending, these organizations become even more important in meeting demands for these goods and services. But what motivates individuals to voluntarily give away portions of their own financial resources to benefit the public good and to enable nonprofit organizations to carry out their work? Why do people in one country give more frequently and more generously to nonprofit organizations than those in another? The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy provides an indispensable guide to the latest research in philanthropy, the non-profit sector and charitable giving.


philanthropy nonprofit charitable donations international giving policy fundraising culture democratization environment Fundraising Nation Nonprofit organization organizations religion society Tradition trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Pamala Wiepking
    • 1
  • Femida Handy
    • 2
  1. 1.Erasmus University Rotterdamthe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of Social Policy and PracticeUniversity of PennsylvaniaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-34323-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34153-2
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