Reforming the World: George Soros, Global Capitalism and the Philanthropic Management of the Social Sciences1

@article{Guilhot2007ReformingTW,
  title={Reforming the World: George Soros, Global Capitalism and the Philanthropic Management of the Social Sciences1},
  author={Nicolas Guilhot},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={447 - 477}
}
  • N. Guilhot
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Sociology
  • Critical Sociology
Philanthropic practices allow the dominant classes to generate knowledge about society and regulatory prescriptions, in particular by promoting the development of the social sciences. The 19th century industrialists had often invested their resources in the definition and treatment of relevant social issues, in order to institutionalize the new form of capitalism they represented. In the late 20th century, the new transnationalized social strata representing the hegemony of financial capital… Expand
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