The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times

Mohan, John, Breeze, Beth (2015) The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, UK, 142 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-52263-4. E-ISBN 978-1-137-52265-8. (doi:10.1057/9781137522658) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Charity is a consistent and important feature of life in the UK, yet there is no clear understanding of what charity is, how it operates, who it benefits, and what it can and cannot be expected to do. The logic guiding charitable activity is not well understood by politicians, who nonetheless seek to encourage charity, and harness it in support of their political programmes. This book presents extensive new data from over a dozen studies, including public attitudes to giving, large datasets on the geography and funding patterns of third sector organisations, and interviews with a wide range of donors, charity leaders, fundraisers and philanthropy advisers. These studies enable us to explore the logic of charity in terms of the distribution of resources across causes and communities in the UK, and the processes behind philanthropic decision-making. Our data reveals a picture of charitable activity at odds with widespread assumptions.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/9781137522658
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Charity and social redistribution: quantitative and qualitative perspectives
Uncontrolled keywords: charity, third sector, philanthropy, donors, fundraising, giving circles, philanthropy advisers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV40 Charities
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV27 Philanthropists
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Beth Breeze
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 14:37 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53901 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Breeze, Beth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9458-9404
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