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Philanthropy

  • By: Stefan Toepler
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Philanthropy is a worldwide phenomenon in that cultures almost everywhere exhibit traditional practices that can be described as philanthropic in nature. But philanthropy has also become a transnational or even global force, as mostly Western philanthropists and their philanthropic ...

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