French and transnational philanthropy
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In a context where most of the research conducted on philanthropy is focused on the United States, it was crucial that the Philanthropy Chair conduct work to deepen our knowledge of this phenomenon in France.

What are the origins of philanthropy in France? How has it evolved and what are its characteristics today? How does this philanthropic tradition relate to others, particularly the American tradition?

This project aims to explore the specificities of French philanthropy. It also analyzes transnational philanthropy, notably through the analysis of the financing of French cultural institutions by wealthy American philanthropists.

Research subtopics: French philanthropy 🔹 Transnational philanthropy

Academic publications

Lefèvre, S., & Monier, A. 2021. Philanthropes en démocratie. Coll. La vie des idées, ed. Puf.

Monier, A. 2021. « Faire le bien » à l’international ? Le manque de légitimité des Amis Américains des institutions culturelles françaises, in Ruiz de Elvira Laura & Saeidnia Sahar Aurore, Les mondes de la bien-faisance. Les pratiques du bien au prisme des sciences sociales, CNRS Editions

Pache, A.-C., Delanoë, E., & Tompkins-Stange, M. 2020. A Community Foundation for the Nation. Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Monier, A. 2019. Nos chers "Amis américains", Une enquête sur la philanthropie transnationale. Presses Universitaires de France.

Gautier, A. 2019. Historically contested concepts. A conceptual history of philanthropy in France, 1712-1914. Theory and Society, 48(1), 95-129.

Monier, A. 2018. La relation philanthropique, un rapport de domination ? Le cas des Amis Américains des institutions culturelles françaises. Politix.

Monier, A. 2018. The role of social capital in transnational elite philanthropy. The example of the American Friends of French cultural institutions. Socio-Economic Review, 16(2), 387–410.

Monier, A. 2017. Le soutien des acteurs diplomatiques à la philanthropie transnationale : la porosité des frontières entre ‘public’ et ‘privé’. Ethnographiques.org, Numéro 34.

Gautier, A., & de Nervaux, L. 2017. Research on giving in France, ERNOP, 99-114.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.-C., & Mossel, V. 2015. Giving in France: A philanthropic renewal after decades of distrust, Wiepking, P., Handy, F. (Eds.). 1st ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 137-154.

Articles for the public

Additional resources

A French History of the Word Philanthropy - Infographic - ESSEC Philanthropy Chair.pdf