Maecenata Foundation

Colombia’s Negative Peace – A Challenge for Civil Society? A Dossier on the Struggle of the Global South with its Heritage and Post-Modernization


Opusculum 130 | 01.02.2020 | This dossier is about Colombia’s current status of the peace contract, what has been accomplished, and what remains to be done; …

The Shrinking Space of Civil Society: a Report on Trends, Responses, and the Role of Donors

Opusculum 128 | 01.04.2010 | Civil society is one of the main arenas of the democratization. However, in recent years the political space of civil society has …

Based on need alone? Impartiality in humanitarian action

Opusculum 121 | 05.10.2018 | This collection of texts that examines how the core humanitarian principle of impartiality is dealt with in theory and in …

The Role of Foundations in German Higher Education

Opusculum 85 | 01.08.2015 | A Case Study on the Influence of Foundations on Teaching at Universities    Executive Summary The need for a change in

Overbearing State and Stubborn Civil Society?

Opusculum 82 | 01.05.2015 | German International Volunteer Service Programmes between Subsidiarity and

Public Reporting in Foundations

Opusculum 81 | 01.04.2015 | Regulatory Bodies and Self-regulatory Reporting Initiatives for Foundations in Germany and the

Doing Environment and Nature Protection Differently: How Foundations Differ in Their Work on Environmental Issues in Germany and the United States

Opusculum 78 | 02.11.2014 | How Foundations from the US and Germany differntiate in theri work in terms of envrionmental