Civil Society and Grassroots Philanthropy

G. Albert Ruesga

in The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195398571
Published online May 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Civil Society and Grassroots Philanthropy

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This article examines the role of grassroots philanthropy in civil society. It explains the concept of grassroots philanthropy and evaluates whether poor people can or should be the prime movers in shaping programs that aim to change their condition. It argues that philanthropy “with, by and from” the grassroots is likely to be an important element of efforts to build the capacities and connections that are required to address social problems successfully in the future.

Keywords: grassroots philanthropy; civil society; poor people; social problems; prime movers

Article.  5827 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Regional Political Studies

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