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dc.contributor.authorMorvaridi, Behrooz*
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-28T10:58:37Z
dc.date.available2014-04-28T10:58:37Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMorvaridi, B. (2012) Capitalist philanthropy and hegemonic partnerships. Third World Quarterly, 33 (7), 1191-1210.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6108
dc.description.abstractOver the past 10 years individual capitalists have become increasingly involved in philanthropy, setting up charitable foundations targeted at helping to reduce social problems such as poverty, disease and food security. This form of neoliberal capitalist philanthropy is both politically and ideologically committed to market-based social investment through partnerships, to make the market work or work better for capital. The new structures of philanthropy have received much praise in the media for imbuing capitalist business principles into the non-profit sector and for their potential for social transformation. While philanthropic activities may be considered worthy in themselves, this article examines the relationship between giving and business interest and the agency associated with neoliberal capitalist philanthropy. It questions partnerships between philanthropists and private corporations and their motivations for engaging in poverty-related philanthropy. The discussion focuses on capitalist philanthropic foundations' involvement in the process of agricultural commodification in sub-Saharan Africa through the New Green Revolution and genetically modified (gm) technologies.en
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2012.691827
dc.subjectREF 2014; Capitalist philanthropy; Hegemonic partnerships; Philanthropists; Private corporations; Agricultural commodification; Sub-Saharan Africa; New Green Revolution
dc.titleCapitalist philanthropy and hegemonic partnerships
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