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Charities, Charity

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

In a global context, there is no single concept of charity. Charity, as it is known to those nations belonging to the common law tradition, is defined by law rather than by religion. In that respect, it is different from its ...

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