The Messiness of Common Good: Translation of Concepts and Practices Between Non-civil and Civil Spheres. The Egmont Foundation 1920-2014

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    Civil society and its philanthropic and voluntary organisations are currently experiencing public and political attention and demands to safeguard society’s ‘common good’ through social cohesion and as providers of welfare services. This has raised the question by both practitioners and researchers alike of whether civil society and its organisations can maintain their specific institutional logic if they are messed up with other logics (state and market). These concerns spring from a sector model that has championed research of civil society. The paper dismisses the sector model and claims that a distinction between the non-civil and the civil is more fruitful, if we
    want to understand the past, present and future messiness in place in defining the common good. Based on an ethnographic case analysis of a Danish corporate foundation between 1920 and 2014 the paper shows how philanthropic gift-giving concepts, practices and operational forms throughout history have played a significant role in defining the common good and its future avenues. Through an analytical attitude based on microhistory, conceptual history and the sociology of translation it shows that civil society’s institutional logic always has been messed up with other logics and that it is this mess that creates contemporary definitions of the common good.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2016
    Antal sider26
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016: Organizing in the Shadow of Power - Napoli, Italien
    Varighed: 7 jul. 20169 jul. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 32
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    KonferenceThe 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016
    Nummer32
    LandItalien
    ByNapoli
    Periode07/07/201609/07/2016
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    Feldt, LE 2016, 'The Messiness of Common Good: Translation of Concepts and Practices Between Non-civil and Civil Spheres. The Egmont Foundation 1920-2014' Paper fremlagt ved The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, Napoli, Italien, 07/07/2016 - 09/07/2016, .

    The Messiness of Common Good : Translation of Concepts and Practices Between Non-civil and Civil Spheres. The Egmont Foundation 1920-2014. / Feldt, Liv Egholm.

    2016. Afhandling præsenteret på The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, Napoli, Italien.

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