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2014 - ISTR 11th Annual Conference Words: 591 words || 
1. Hammack, David. "From Self-Help and Leverage to Self-Help and Leverage: Two Hundred Years of U.S. Foundations" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISTR 11th Annual Conference, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany, <Not Available>. 2019-05-19 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: The foundations of the United States are most commonly understood in terms of the achievements credited to the several Carnegie, Rockefeller foundations – and their allies in another dozen large funds in New York and Philadelphia and around the Great Lakes – during the early decades of the twentieth century. These achievements are formidable – the creation of national systems of elementary and secondary education through public schools and of a national system of public libraries, notable advances in public health, the invention of the modern research university and university-based medical research and teaching center. The great foundations did play notable roles in these achievements, though they did not act alone. But Americans began to create substantial foundations in the 1790s and made considerable use of foundations to underwrite religious, educational, and local purposes throughout the nineteenth century. Nineteenth-century foundations always encouraged self help and sustainability; they always sought leverage. Although a small number of extraordinary secular foundations won fame in the early decades of the twentieth century, these characteristics persisted. Although a few new mega-foundations have won the world’s attention, the relative wealth of American foundations has declined steadily since World War II. The decline of foundation resources is striking in relation to the scale of that now characterizes activity in elementary and secondary education, higher education, health care, research, and the other fields that foundations engage. In response, American foundations have returned, creatively and variously, to their traditional reliance on leverage.

This presentation is based on extensive research in historical and current statistics relating to philanthropy, government, and the economy, and in hundreds of studies of, by, and about foundations and the fields they address.


Helmut K. Anheier and David C. Hammack, American Foundations: Roles and Contributions, edited with Helmut Anheier (Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution Press, 2010).

Boris, Elizabeth, and C. Eugene Steuerle. Philanthropic Foundations: Payout and Related Public Policy Issues. (Urban Institute, 2004).
Brilliant, Eleanor. Private Charity and Public Inquiry: A History of the Filer and Peterson Commissions. (Indiana University Press, 2000).

Covington, Sally, Moving a Public Policy Agenda: The Strategic Philanthropy of Conservative Foundations. (National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 1997).

Cuninggim, Merrimon, Private Money and Public Service: The Role of Foundations in American Society. (McGraw-Hill, 1972).

Faber, Daniel, and Deborah McCarthy. 2005a. Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements. Rowman and Littlefield.

Fleishman, Joel L., The Foundation, A Great American Secret: How Private Wealth Is Changing the World. (Public Affairs: 2007).

Frumkin, Peter, Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy. (University of Chicago Press: 2006).

David C. Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier, A Versatile American Institution: The Changing Ideals and Realities of Philanthropic Foundations. Washington, DC.: Brookings, 2013.

Holcombe, Randall, Writing Off Ideas: Taxation, Foundations, and Philanthropy in America. Transaction Publishers, 2000).

Karl, Barry D., and Stanley N. Katz. “The American Philanthropic Foundation and the Public Sphere, 1890–1930.” Minerva 19, no. 2, 1981: 236–70.

Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe, Philanthropic Foundations: New Scholarship, New Possibilities (Indiana University Press, 1999).

Prewitt, Kenneth, Mattei Dogan, Steven Heydemann, and Stefan Toepler, eds. 2006. The Legitimacy of Philanthropic Foundations: United States and European Perspectives. Russell Sage Foundation.

Roelofs, Joan. 2003. Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism. State University of New York Press.

Judith Sealander, Private Wealth & Public Life: Foundation Philanthropy and the Reshaping of American Social Policy from the Progressive Era to the New Deal (Johns Hopkins University Press
Sievers, Bruce R., Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Fate of the Commons (UPNE, 2010).

Olivier Zunz, Philanthropy in America: A History (Princeton University Press, 2012)

2007 - WESTERN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION Pages: 24 pages || Words: 7231 words || 
2. Davis, George. "Pop-psychology and the Sprit of Capitalism: Self-Help, Self-Work, and the Work Ethic as Neo-liberal Governmentality" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the WESTERN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION, La Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, Mar 08, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-05-19 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Drawing on Michel Foucault’s concept of government as the conduct of conduct, this paper explores how the work ethic operates as a “technique” of government in contemporary American cultural and political life. Specifically, I examine the role of the work ethic (which includes an ethos of self-work and responsibility) in the resurgent “self-help” movement. This movement, I argue, relies on the work ethic in a number of ways: It assumes the work ethic as an essential part of the actualized self; it offers the workplace as a privileged site where such self-actualizing work can be done; and-- as a component of “reformed” social welfare policy--it offers a set of techniques whereby the habitually “non-working self” can be transformed into a productive citizen. The political implications of this are twofold: First, it has the effect of further normalizing the work ethic as a necessary component of the American citizenship. Those perceived not to posses such an ethic are often marginalized and disqualified from the privileges of “full citizenship.” Second, it places the responsibility for cultivating such an ethos squarely on the individual citizen, which further individualizes the causes of poverty and unemployment and allows the structural defects of the late capitalism to become depoliticized. In effect, poverty and unemployment are now considered the product of individual failure rather than market failure

2006 - The Association For Women in Psychology Words: 60 words || 
3. Lucksted, Alicia., Stewart, Bette. and Dixon, Lisa. "How Does a Structured Self-Help Intervention for Family Members of People with Serious Mental Illnesses Help?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Association For Women in Psychology, Marriott at Eagle Crest Conference Resort, Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, MI, Mar 30, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-05-19 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: What beneficial change processes catalyzed by participation in a peer-led, class for family members of people with serious mental illnesses (mostly women)? We conducted semi-structured interviews with 31 participants to explore this question. We combined several strategies of qualitative data analysis to discern steps, processes, and influences on change, which will be reported in detail in the paper/poster.

2010 - 95th Annual Convention Words: 194 words || 
4. Fisher, Glen. "Sacrificing Self Reliance for Concessions: Revisiting the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 as an Empirical Example of Black Self-Help Compromised" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sep 29, 2010 <Not Available>. 2019-05-19 <>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine the Montgomery Improvement Association’s (MIA) misuse of community self reliance as a reactionary tool for overcoming racial segregation. The Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 is arguably considered to be the first victory of the modern Civil Rights Movement. This evaluation will investigate the MIA’s leadership, political ideology, boycott methodology and the sacrificing of self-reliant action. The focal point of this paper is to explore the integrationist ideology of the MIA’s leadership, the use of the Black Nationalist principle of self reliance and to reinterpret the decision to integrate the buses as opposed to creating a permanent system of transportation for their own. There are two research methodologies: (1) qualitative analysis of the boycott’s social impact and (3) evaluation of written history. The data collection includes: speeches, letters, interviews, newspapers, published literature on MIA and its leaders, organizational documents and government files. Why do African Americans forfeit building institutions for themselves, to be accepted by mainstream society? This paper poses the idea that the MIA should have continued with their self-reliance effort, eventually creating a transportation institution to meet the need of Montgomery’s black community.

2010 - NCA 96th Annual Convention Pages: unavailable || Words: 4707 words || 
5. Anderson, Mike. "40. 'Talk about seduction and call me in the morning': Examining relational self-help literature and its effect on communication research" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 96th Annual Convention, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Nov 13, 2010 Online <PDF>. 2019-05-19 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The sales of self-help books are growing. But research has found that some self-help books spread information that is false and at odds with current communication and psychology research. The focus of this study is to analyze the themes associated with relational self-help books written for men to be “successful” with dating women. A thematic analysis revealed three overarching themes associated with these self-help books. The implications and possible effects of those themes are discussed.

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