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Philanthropy is gaining renewed policy prominence. Focusing on the institutional expressions of philanthropy – philanthropic foundations – this chapter critically explores foundations’ various contributions to, and roles in, global policy. Emphasising the need to move beyond traditional perspectives, dominant focal points and well-established questions around philanthropy, the chapter argues for more synthesised, critically reflective, engagement with philanthropy in global policy research. To this end, the importance of examining historic antecedents of contemporary developments in philanthropy and the need for a stronger evidence-base are outlined. The chapter concludes by discussing the spectrum of research opportunities philanthropy provides for the global policy and transnational administration field.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford handbook of global policy and transnational administration
EditorsDiane Stone, Kim Moloney
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780198758648
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2019

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NameOxford Handbooks

    Research areas

  • Philanthropy, Foundations, Public administration, Public policy

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