5 Units, Spring Quarter M/W 11:00am-12:30pm (Bruce Sievers)

Offered: Spring Quarter 2012

What would YOU do with $100,000? Be involved in real philanthropic decision-making, with actual dollars. Course Description: What is the basis of private action for the public good? How are charitable dollars distributed and what role do nonprofit organizations and philanthropic dollars play in a modern democracy? How do nongovernmental organizations operate domestically and globally? The historical development and modern structure of civil society emphasizing philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Readings in political philosophy, political sociology, and public policy.