PANL 5305 F - Globalization of Philanthropy

Web course
The evaluation for this course does not include formal seated exams, so no distance proctoring arrangements are required.

Understanding global civil society and the effects that globalization has on giving and organizing. The legal, regulatory and cultural considerations for philanthropy, volunteerism, and civil society organizations that work transnationally.

The rise of transnational crises, capital mobility, demographic changes, and new technologies have deep effects on human development. Donors are now operating across borders and have an important impact on local, national, and global policy making. The increasing role and influence of private donors highlights important questions about the legitimacy, accountability, and power of these rising agents of local and global changes. In this course, we will discuss the emergent trends in global philanthropy and reflect on a possible research program to further understand under which condition global philanthropy is effective in influencing local and global public policy making?

In the first part of the course, we will discuss the concept of philanthropy in a global context. Should philanthropy be understood as a fixed concept or in relation to its historical context? In the second part of the course, we discuss five emerging areas of concern for global philanthropy: (1) the southern emergence of global philanthropy, (2) the role of gender, (3) the effect of technology, (4) the politics of philanthropy, and (5) the new political economy. In the last session of the course, we will reflect back on our initial discussions on the meaning of global philanthropy and the ways in which we can move forward its study.

CRN for section F: 34412

Instructor: Paloma Raggo

About the instructor: Dr. Paloma Raggo is an assistant professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration and teaches in the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) program.

Paloma has a PhD in political science with a dual specialty in public policy/administration and international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Her research interests include international nonprofit/INGO leadership, organizational accountability, global philanthropy, online teaching, and mixed methodologies.

From 2011 to 2013, she served as the associate director of the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) of the Consortium for Qualitative Research Methods held at Syracuse University. She has received research related awards from the Canadian Association of Nonprofit Research and Social Economy Research (ANSER-ARES) (Best Thesis 2015), the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) (Emergent Scholar Award 2014), the Society for Political Methodology and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) (John Garcia Award 2011).

At Carleton University, Paloma has taught courses on the Globalization of Philanthropy, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, and the capstone community-partner seminar. She received an Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award from Carleton University in 2014. She currently serves on the board of directors of the ANSER-ARES, co-founded the Global Issues and Transnational Actors (GITA) interest group of ARNOVA, and is now part of Carleton University’s Strategic Working Group on Online and Blended Learning.

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