A Dictionary of Civil Society, Philanthropy and the by Helmut K. Anheier

By Helmut K. Anheier

This advisor to civil society offers a short and simple connection with the foremost humans, techniques and firms of the 3rd quarter. It comprises nearly three hundred updated entries together with all phrases and ideas linked to civil society, in addition to nearby information.  Key good points of the dictionary include:

* definitions of thoughts and phrases surrounding civil society
* info on particular areas very important within the heritage of civil society, reminiscent of India, the CIS and the USA
* profiles of the major personalities and businesses concerned about the 3rd sector
* comprises details on how the sphere operates (e.g. reasonable exchange, grassroots corporations and go out strategies)
* presents details that will another way require many volumes to locate.

Key phrases comprise: Citizenship, Social Captial, Rule of legislation, Nonprofit administration, company duties and Social Origins Theory.

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In 1964, the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung was established to continue Bosch’s philanthropic endeavors by supporting education, science and international understanding. A dictionary of civil society, philanthropy and the non-profit sector 28 Robert-Bosch-Stiftung GmbH Robert Bosch Foundation Founded in 1964 as a limited liability company, the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung is a legacy of entrepreneur Robert Bosch to ensure the continuity of his social endeavours. The Stiftung holds 92% of the capital of Robert Bosch GmbH.

Burial societies function basically as a mutual savings and insurance association among members who join voluntarily to make regular contributions to a death fund in return for dignified funeral services and family support. Burial associations tend to benefit from tax exemption. ) Business Associations Business associations are non-profit organizations that serve one or more lines of business, branch or industry, and whose members are typically business firms, proprietors, executives and trustees.

Buddhism Buddhism initially developed based on a symbiotic relationship between religion and secular powers. Its spread throughout Asia was made possible mainly through statesupported networks of monasteries, which were run by Buddhist monks and scholars and served as the political, religious and cultural centre of local communities. Over time, the monasteries brought greater cultural unity throughout Asia, which facilitated the transformation of Buddhism into a ‘civil religion’. This characteristic was reinforced in the 19th century when Buddhism played an important role in the development of the South-East Asian nation-state as a counter-balance to Western influences, particularly in Thailand.

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