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Thinking Big: Emerging Global Efforts For The Control Of Infectious Disease

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

in The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite the devastating pandemic of HIV/AIDS that erupted in the early 1980s, despite the failure to eradicate polio and the emergence of resistant forms of tuberculosis that came into focus in the ... More


Social Entrepreneurship

Peter Hägel

in Billionaires in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 7 examines two cases of how billionaires use philanthropy to promote social change in foreign countries. Through the massive funding of research and public–private partnerships, Bill Gates, ... More


Not-So-Heavenly Gates: Newslore of the Digital Age

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore that has attached itself to the person of software mogul Bill Gates and the response to business and government warnings of economic upheaval in the event of ... More


Presenting Gender: Computer Geeks

Jordynn Jack

in Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038372
eISBN:
9780252096259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038372.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter traces a rhetorical history of the male computer geeks, engineers, and other high-tech types who came to epitomize autism in the late 1990s. It employs rhetorical analysis of key texts, ... More


The Land of (Entrepreneurial) Opportunity

Joe Carlen

in A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

From Cornelius Vanderbilt to Henry Ford and all the way to Bill Gates, America's history since her independence is replete with astonishing entrepreneurs who changed not only U.S. society but the ... More


WHO: Between Regional Principals and Philanthrolateralism

Ronny Patz and Klaus H. Goetz

in Managing Money and Discord in the UN: Budgeting and Bureaucracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198838333
eISBN:
9780191874673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838333.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The case of the WHO reveals the largest discrepancy between key formal rules governing budgeting procedures and the reality of budgeting dynamics and administration. The highly regionalized and ... More


Contributory or Disruptive: Do New Forms of Philanthropy Erode Democracy?

Aaron Horvath and Walter W. Powell

in Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Does extensive private philanthropy by the super-rich undermine the democratic processes of state and civil society? In our chapter, we review the history of the relationship between philanthropy, ... More


On the Role of Foundations in Democracies

Rob Reich

in Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the role private philanthropic foundations should play in democratic societies. Though endowments of sort or another have existed for centuries, the modern grant-making ... More


Introduction: Tiny Revolutions

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the so-called newslore or the folklore on the Internet. Newslore are folklore that comments on, and is therefore ... More


Development Assistance for Health

Jeremy Youde

in Global Health Governance in International Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198813057
eISBN:
9780191851049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813057.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since 1990, development assistance for health has increased approximately 500 per cent. This incredible growth is one concrete manifestation of governments’ recognition of the importance of global ... More


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