Why Charity?: The Case for a Third Sector
SAGE Publications, 1983. 6. 1. - 176페이지
Douglas shows how such institutions as universities, charities, trade unions, and religious missions are a logical outcome of the limitations of both market economics and democratic politics. They form a Third Sector that is neither commercial, nor governmental, that acts to ameliorate the imbalances caused by both the ballot box and the marketplace -- the two main ways by which Western societies order priorities. Douglas draws on the law of charities, welfare economics, moral philosophy, political theory, and the history of charities to create an original rationale for the Third Sector.
`For its brilliant and succinct theoretical analysis this book could be read with profit by both undergraduate and graduate students in po
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