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Charity Law and Social Inclusion: An International Study

ISBN13: 9780415347235
ISBN: 0415347238
Published: October 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99

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Profiling national and international social inclusion agendas, Charity Law and Social Inclusion examines the fit between the charity law framework and the needs of the socially marginalized in some leading common law nations: the US, England and Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It:-

  • examines the concepts of philanthropy, inclusion, alienation and justice
  • considers the competing claims of philanthropy, legal rights and politics as appropriate methods of pursuing social justice
  • explains how weaknesses in charity law obstructs philanthropic intervention
  • makes recommendations for changes to the legal framework governing philanthropy.
O’Halloran argues that our common charity law heritage must be updated and co-ordinated to be capable of addressing social inclusion in the twenty-first century.

Part 1: Philanthropy, Social Inclusion and the Law
1. The Gift Relationship: Charity and The Law
2. Philanthropy & the Challenge of Social Inclusion: the Contemporary Issues
Part 2: Charity Law: The Common Law Legacy
3. The Common Law: The Emergence of Principles, Structures and Legal Functions Relating to Charities
4. Alienation, Philanthropy and the Common Law
5. The Public Benefit Test and Social Inclusion: The Roles of Government and Charity in a Common Law Context
Part 3: Legal Rights & Functions: A Framework for Philanthropy
6. Legal Functions Relating to Social Inclusion in a Modern Regulatory Environment for Charities
7. International Benchmarks for Charity Law as it Relates to Social Inclusion
Part 4: Contemporary Law and Practice
8. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in England & Wales
9. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in Ireland
10. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in Australia
11. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in New Zealand
12. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in the United States
13. Charity Law and Social Inclusion in Canada.