Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies

German Philanthropy in Transatlantic Perspective

Perceptions, Exchanges and Transfers since the Early Twentieth Century

Editors: Witkowski, Gregory R., Bauerkämper, Arnd (Eds.)

  • Discusses changes in German philanthropy throughout the 20th century
  • Examines the relationship between philanthropy and civil society throughout the multiple regime changes in Germany
  • Explores the transnational exchange between German and American philanthropic organizations
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This volume examines philanthropic practices against the backdrop of the continuities, disruptions and changes in twentieth century German socio-political relations. It presents a differentiated understanding of the relationship between philanthropy and civil society that traces this connection from Germany’s first democracy, the Weimar Republic, through the Nazi dictatorship and Soviet-style rule in Communist East Germany to the stable democracy of the Federal Republic of Germany. While concentrating on Germany, this volume places German philanthropy in a triangular relationship with the United States and the developing world, primarily through Africa. In particular, the contributions to the book demonstrate that despite many transatlantic exchanges between German and American philanthropic organizations, these relationships should not be reduced to bilateral exchanges but rather seen in the context of a globalizing world.  More generally, this transnational study is a reminder that philanthropic activities need to be placed into their specific historical contexts. Such an analytical framework allows for more dynamic understanding of the meaning of philanthropy in society, illustrating both enduring and changing practices.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • German Philanthropy in International and Transnational Perspective

    Witkowski, Gregory R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Foundations in Germany and the USA: Comparative Observations

    Toepler, Stefan

    Pages 23-39

  • Philanthropic Giving: Reasons and Constellations

    Adloff, Frank

    Pages 41-54

  • Philanthropy, Race, and Religion: The Gustav Adolf Association and National Socialism

    Cramer, Kevin

    Pages 57-74

  • Transnational Asymmetries: US Philanthropic Foundations and the German School of Politics in the 1920s and 1930s

    Weber, Peter C.

    Pages 75-93

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40839-2
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Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40837-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
German Philanthropy in Transatlantic Perspective
Book Subtitle
Perceptions, Exchanges and Transfers since the Early Twentieth Century
Editors
  • Gregory R. Witkowski
  • Arnd Bauerkämper
Series Title
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40839-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40839-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40837-8
Series ISSN
1568-2579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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