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By Helmut K. Anheier

This advisor to civil society presents a short and simple connection with the major humans, recommendations and enterprises of the 3rd zone. It includes nearly three hundred updated entries together with all phrases and ideas linked to civil society, in addition to nearby information.  Key beneficial properties of the dictionary include:

* definitions of techniques and phrases surrounding civil society
* info on particular areas vital within the historical past of civil society, reminiscent of India, the CIS and the USA
* profiles of the major personalities and enterprises thinking about the 3rd sector
* contains info on how the field operates (e.g. reasonable exchange, grassroots agencies and go out strategies)
* presents details that may another way require many volumes to locate.

Key phrases comprise: Citizenship, Social Captial, Rule of legislation, Nonprofit administration, company tasks and Social Origins Theory.

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He was a pioneer in improving workers’ benefits, providing his labour force with eight-hour working days, five-day working weeks, paid sick leave and a pension plan. He made donations to various causes, most notably to Stuttgart’s technical university in 1910 and the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart. In 1964, the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung was established to continue Bosch’s philanthropic endeavors by supporting education, science and international understanding. A dictionary of civil society, philanthropy and the non-profit sector 28 Robert-Bosch-Stiftung GmbH Robert Bosch Foundation Founded in 1964 as a limited liability company, the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung is a legacy of entrepreneur Robert Bosch to ensure the continuity of his social endeavours.

The boomerang pattern is observed most commonly in the case of human rights campaigns, but also in environmental and indigenous rights campaigns. Bosch, Robert (1861–1942) Robert Bosch, a German businessman and founder of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, was responsible for developing the high-tension magnet and the spark plug. He was a pioneer in improving workers’ benefits, providing his labour force with eight-hour working days, five-day working weeks, paid sick leave and a pension plan.

The Stiftung holds 92% of the capital of Robert Bosch GmbH. The Stiftung’s focal areas are international understanding (focusing on the USA, France and Poland), public health, education, science in society and social commitment. The Robert-Bosch-Stiftung is one of the very few German foundations that since 1990 has intensely promoted volunteering, mainly in former East Germany and Central and Eastern Europe, through grant-making for civic initiatives, the awarding of a journalism prize and the initiation of studies on voluntarism.

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