Books, Reports and Articles - 1999
center on wealth and philanthropy
"Millionaires and the Millennium: New Estimates of the Forthcoming Wealth Transfer and the Prospects for a Golden Age of Philanthropy."
John J. Havens and Paul G. Schervish. October 19, 1999. New estimates showing forthcoming wealth transfer over the 55-year period from 1998 to 2052 will be at least $41 trillion and possibly as high as $136 trillion.
"The Reconstitution of Corporate Social Involvement and some of its Potential Impacts on Nonprofits."
Platon E. Coutsoukis. Presented at the 1999 Fall Conference of the New England Sociological Association, Boston, MA, Nov. 6, 1999.
In the last ten years, more and more large corporations in the US are reorganizing their philanthropy and community relations programs on the basis of the strategic approach. The new approach seeks to focus the corporate social involvement on community issues that relate to corporate markets and strategies. Some commentators have expressed concern that the trend towards the implementation of the strategic approach may entail some problems for nonprofit organizations. In this paper, I explore three such issues on the basis of my current research with corporate philanthropy and community relations programs.
"A River Rises in Eden: Exploring the Quotidian Tributaries of the Moral Citizenship of Care."
Paul G. Schervish and John J. Havens. Revised version of invited presentation for the thematic session, "Volunteerism, Citizenship, and the New Century," at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, Aug. 6-10, 1999.
This paper describes the theoretical foundations, empirical findings, and practical implications of what we call the moral citizenship or moral economy of care. In particular, we present an identification model of care; discuss how it shaped the way we conceptualized, collected, and analyzed the data in our year-long diary study of daily voluntary assistance; and suggest that when civic engagement is properly defined and measured there may in fact be no deterioration in the physical or moral density of associational life as is suggested by many contemporary commentators.