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Foundations and public policy : the mask of pluralism

Author: Joan Roelofs
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003.
Series: SUNY series in radical social and political theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Roelofs, Joan.
Foundations and public policy.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002029232
Named Person: Stiftung
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Roelofs
ISBN: 9780791487273 079148727X 0791456412 9780791456415
OCLC Number: 834142751
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 269 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: What Are Foundations? --
Ideology and Information --
Reforming Government --
Market Supplement: Arts and Culture --
Market Supplement: Social Welfare and the Economy --
Foundations and the Legal System --
Social Change Organizations --
International Activities --
Conclusions and Questions for Further Research --
Inquiry Letter for Haymarket Research --
Haymarket Research Questionnaire --
Selected Groups Funded by Haymarket 1974-1978.
Series Title: SUNY series in radical social and political theory.
Responsibility: Joan Roelofs.
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In this pathbreaking study of foundation influence, author Joan Roelofs produces a comprehensive picture of philanthropy's critical role in society. She shows how a vast number of policy innovations have arisen from the most important foundations, lessening the destructive impact of global "marketization." Conversely, groups and movements that might challenge the status quo are nudged into line with grants and technical assistance, and foundations also have considerable power to shape such things as public opinion, higher education, and elite ideology. The cumulative effect is that foundations, despite their progressive goals, have a depoliticizing effect, one that preserves the hegemony of neoliberal institutions.


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