Professor Helmut K. Anheier

Helmut K. Anheier is Professor of Sociology at Heidelberg University and the academic director of the Heidelberg Centre for Social Investment. He is also Dean and Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. In 1998, he founded the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Anheier’s work has focused on civil society, the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, organizational studies, policy analysis and comparative methodology. He was involved in research on a comparative study on the size, scope and role of the private nonprofit sector in thirty developed and developing countries, and was the co-director of the team developing the Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions for the United Nations (2002). He is a founding editor of the Journal of Civil Society, and Voluntas, the international journal of research on nonprofit organizations, founding editor of the Global Civil Society Yearbook (Oxford University Press), the Culture and Globalization Series (Sage) and series editor of an international book series on nonprofit and civil society studies (Springer).

Selected Publications:
Helmut K. Anheier. Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management and Policy. New York, London: Routledge (2nd edition; fully revised and expanded, 2010)

David Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier Foundations and American Society. Washington DC: The Brookings Institution Press (2009).

Anheier, Helmut K., A. Nguyen and H.J. Kil, (2007a): Baseline Study on Nonprofit Organizations, Philantrophy and Civic Engagement in Orange County. (working title) conducted for Orange County Community Foundation. Los Angeles UCLA School of Public Affairs: Center for Civil Society.

Anheier, Helmut K. and Marcus Lam, (2007): Global Perspectives: Conclusion, in: Anheier, Helmut K., Adele Simmons and David Winder (Hg.), Innovations in Strategic Philantrophy. New York: Springer Anheier, Helmut K. and Raj Isar, (2007a): Cultures and Globalization : Conflicts and Tension. London: Sage Publications

Helmut K. Anheier and Diana Leat. “Creative Philanthropy toward a New Philanthropy for the Twenty-First Century” In Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.) Effectivness, Efficiency and Accountability in Philanthopry. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann. Pp. 29–37

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