In this pathbreaking study of foundation influence, author Joan Roelofs produces a comprehensive picture of philanthropys 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.
About the author
Joan Roelofs is Professor of Political Science at Keene State College. She is the author of Greening Cities: Building Just and Sustainable Communities.
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