Research

Are Foundations Hijacking Philanthropy? Why Philanthropy is about more than Donors and Foundations.

Observatorium 56 | 13.10.2021 | Rupert Graf Strachwitz is writing about how the idea of philanthropy has changed and which of its characteristic aspects have …

Changing Spaces for Civil Society

Observatorium 39 | 01.02.2020 | The report on the workshop "Changing Spaces for Civil Society" by Dr. Rupert Graf Strachwitz and Dr. Asif Afridi on the …

Constrained or Enabled?

Observatorium 38 | 15.01.2020 | The role of Canada’s civil society in participating in civic discourse has changed significantly throughout history. The …

Zivilgesellschaftliche Kommunikation in einer fragmentierten Gesellschaft

Observatorium 37 | 01.12.2019 | Dieser Text fußt auf einem Projekt, das vom Maecenata Institut für Philanthropie und Zivilgesellschaft durchgeführt und von …

Legitimität und Vertrauen

Observatorium 36 | 15.08.2019 | In Anbetracht der gegenwärtigen Krise der Gesellschaft und politischen Systeme und insbesondere des massiven …

Towards a convivial economy?

Observatorium 35 | 15.08.2020 | This report is about the workshop in April 2019 that centered around convivialism, the growth paradigm of our economy and what …

Religious Communities and Civil Society – A Legal Perspective

Observatorium 15 | 01.09.2017 | The role of religious communities in European society is undergoing fundamental changes. Faced with a growing secularization of …

Turning philanthropy sideways: from vertical to horizontal philanthropy

Observatorium 13 | 01.04.2017 | The concept of philanthropy is usually identified with the vertical flow of resources from those of high net wealth (the …

Bonding or Bridging? Empowerment as a Task of Civil Society Activism

Observatorium 12 | 01.11.2016 | The concept of Civil Society is usually identified with, and often reduced to, the concept of the so-called Third Sector …

Finnish Civil Society and the Broken Treaty with the (Welfare) State

Observatorium 10 | 01.10.2016 | The author describes which changes the Finnish civil society has undergone since its formation and concludes that one team …