Philanthropic Response to Disasters. Gifts, Givers and Consequences

Friday 10 February 2023

Philanthropic Response to Disasters: Gifts, Givers and Consequences, the first book in our Global Perspectives on Philanthropy and Public Good Book Series is now available for pre-order.

Edited by Alexandra Williamson, Diana Leat and Susan Phillips, the book is an important step towards curating knowledge in the emerging field of ‘disaster philanthropy’ and to building a robust base for future research, practice and public policy in the area.

The authors highlight unknowns and ambiguities, extensions and unexplored spaces, and challenges and paradoxes. Above all, they recognise that philanthropic responses to disasters are complex, conditional and subject to change.

Early reviews highlight:

“This book is a pioneering effort to collect established knowledge about all aspects of philanthropic responses to disasters, in one condensed, informative and very readable volume.” Johan Vamstad, Marie Cederschiöld University

“Why do people offer help after a disaster? How should we make use of this disaster philanthropy? Can it buttress societal resilience? This volume offers many insightful answers, delivering in spades!” Arjen Boin, Leiden University

To pre-order from the Policy Press webpages, please visit:

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