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New philanthropy and social justice: Debating the conceptual and policy discourse

Behrooz Morvaridi


The objective of the book is to consider the potential of philanthropy for social transformation. It takes a critical view of the prevailing conceptualisation in which philanthropy is considered to be an integral part of the neoliberal strategy to disperse state responsibilities in line with declining social expenditure. While philanthropic activities may be considered worthy in themselves, this chapter questions the political and ideological reasons why rich individuals, charities and large companies are engaged in social protection and poverty reduction through philanthropy. There is a broad ... More

Keywords: social justice, new philanthropy, inequality, poverty, social protection

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447316978
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316978.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Behrooz Morvaridi, editor
University of Bradford, UK

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Behrooz Morvaridi

Part One New philanthropy and social transformation

Two From love to money

Michael Edwards

Part Two Philanthrocapitalism and the process of commodification

Part Three Philanthropy and social protection

Eight Charity, philanthropy and development in Colombo, Sri Lanka1

Filippo Osella, Roderick Stirrat and Tom Widger

Ten Social justice, liberalism and philanthropy

Balihar Sanghera and Kate Bradley


Behrooz Morvaridi

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