Are Foundations Part of the Resistance?  Challenges to Elite Donors in a Neo-Populist Age
Political Scientists and Philanthropy

Are Foundations Part of the Resistance? Challenges to Elite Donors in a Neo-Populist Age

Editors’ Note: This post by Kristin A. Goss and Jeffrey M. Berry contributes to the live forum on political science and philanthropy, guest-edited by Sarah Reckhow and Delphia Shanks-Booth. Continuing the forum’s leading discussion of elite philanthropy and populism in the United States, the authors preview their ongoing research of foundations’ responses to new White House initiatives.    The neo-populist wave that … Continue reading

Teaching Philanthropy in the “Middlebury Bubble”
Political Scientists and Philanthropy

Teaching Philanthropy in the “Middlebury Bubble”

Editors’ Note: This contribution by Sarah Stroup and Steve Viner continues our forum on political science and philanthropy. Guest edited by Sarah Reckhow and Delphia Shanks-Booth, the forum is highlighting the various approaches and distinctive contributions that political scientists are making to the study of philanthropy.  For a small but growing number of professors, philanthropy is … Continue reading

The “Ideas Industry” and Populist Reaction in Education Policy
Political Scientists and Philanthropy

The “Ideas Industry” and Populist Reaction in Education Policy

Editors’ Note: Sarah Reckhow, guest editor of the current forum on political science and philanthropy, reviews fellow political scientist Daniel Drezner’s new book, The Ideas Industry (OUP, 2017). She concludes by reflecting on the book’s relevance for students of American education policy and philanthropy.   In May 2013, Bill Gates delivered a TED talk called “Teachers Need Real Feedback.” The … Continue reading

Elite Philanthropy in an Age of Populism
Political Scientists and Philanthropy

Elite Philanthropy in an Age of Populism

Editors’ Note: Delphia Shanks-Booth, who is guest-editing this forum on political science and philanthropy with Sarah Reckhow, continues the discussion with a post on the potential democratizing role of elite philanthropy in an age of populism.  “I’m going to be going around the country not only to blue states…but to red states, conservative states. We’re going to … Continue reading

Is Populist Criticism of Philanthropy Justified?
Political Scientists and Philanthropy

Is Populist Criticism of Philanthropy Justified?

Editors’ Note: HistPhil‘s new forum on political science and philanthropy, guest-edited by Sarah Reckhow and Delphia Shanks-Booth, begins with Ted Lechterman‘s piece on populist critiques of elite philanthropy.   To date, elite philanthropy has suffered little blowback from the populist uprising that has toppled other political elites in the United States. Given the significant influence that philanthropists wield … Continue reading

New Forum on Political Science and Philanthropy
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New Forum on Political Science and Philanthropy

Today, HistPhil begins a new forum on political science and philanthropy, curated by guest editors Sarah Reckhow and Delphia Shanks-Booth. Work from political scientists has been featured on the site in the past, from posts by Emma Saunders-Hastings and Megan Ming Francis to a more-recent discussion of political theorists Rob Reich and Chiara Cordelli’s new … Continue reading