The recent era of economic turbulence has generated a growing enthusiasm for an increase in new and original economic insights based around the concepts of reciprocity and social enterprise. This stimulating and thought-provoking Handbook not only encourages and supports this growth, but also emphasises and expands upon new topics and issues within the economics discourse.
Original contributions from key international experts acknowledge and illustrate that markets and firms can be civilizing forces when and if they are understood as expressions of cooperation and civil virtues. They provide an illuminating discourse on a wide range of topics including reciprocity, gifts and the civil economy, which are especially relevant in times of crisis for financial capitalism. The Handbook questions the current phase of the market economy that arises from a state of anthropological pessimism. Such anthropological cynicism is one of the foundations of the contemporary economic system that is challenged by the contributors.
This highly original and interdisciplinary Handbook will provide a fascinating read for academics, researchers and students across a wide range of fields including economics, public sector economics, public policy and social policy.
Edited by Luigino Bruni, Professor of Economics, LUMSA University, Rome, Italy and Stefano Zamagni, Professor of Economics, University of Bologna and Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center, Italy
Contents: Introduction Luigino Bruni and Stefano Zamagni 1. Altruism Luca Zarri 2. Altruistic Reciprocity Herbert Gintis 3. Anti-utilitarianism and the Gift-Paradigm Alain Caille 4. Business Ethics Russell G. Pearce and Brendan M. Wilson 5. Capitalism Nicolo Bellanca 6. Catholic Social Teaching Helen Alford 7. Catholic Social Thought Albino Barrera 8. Cooperative Enterprise Derek C. Jones and Panu Kalmi 9. Cooperative Entrepreneurship Stefano Zamagni 10. Do Dictator Games Measure Altruism? Daniel John Zizzo 11. Economy of Communion Lorna Gold 12. Egotism: Making Sense of Social Preferences Elias L. Khalil 13. Ethical Finance: An Introduction Leonardo Becchetti 14. Fair Trade Leonardo Becchetti 15. Fraternity Adrian Pabst 16. From Arts Patronage to Cultural Philanthropy: Collaborating with Granting Foundations Elisa Bortoluzzi Dubach and Pier Luigi Sacco 17. Gift and Gratuitousness Serge-Christophe Kolm 18. Humanistic Management Cristian R. Loza Adaui and Andre Habisch 19. Identity John B. Davis 20. Law and Religion Amelia J. Uelmen 21. Liberalism Adrian Pabst 22. Microfinance Antonio Andreoni 23. Mutualism Vera Negri Zamagni 24. Pecuniary Externalities and Fairness Albino Barrera 25. Philanthropy Beyond the Sectoral Approach Ricardo Abramovay 26. Poverty Andrea Brandolini 27. Prizes and Awards Bruno S. Frey and Susanne Neckermann 28. Rationality Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap 29. Regard Avner Offer 30. Relational Goods Benedetto Gui 31. Social and Civil Capital Paolo Vanin 32. Social Enterprise Carlo Borzaga 33. Social Preferences Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis 34. Spiritual Capital Andre Habisch 35. Spiritual Humanism and Corporate Economics Luk Bouckaert 36. Subsidiarity and New Welfare Pier Luigi Porta 37. The Common Good Antonio Argandona 38. The Economics of Corporate Social Responsibility Lorenzo Sacconi 39. Third Sector Jacques Defourny 40. Trust Vittorio Pelligra 41. Values Based Organizations Alessandra Smerilli 42. Virtues, Ethics and Economics Jean Mercier Ythier 43. Voluntary Organizations Dennis R. Young, Lewis Faulk and Jasmine McGinnis Index