Rethinking the Social Welfare Regime Model: The Case of Public Policy Toward Israeli Philanthropists

Authors

  • Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies Brandeis University
  • Hillel Schmid The Center for the Study of Civil Society and Philanthropy in Israel The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20899/jpna.5.1.39-55

Keywords:

Government and Philanthropy, Public Policy, Social Welfare Regimes, Alienation and Suspicion, Cross-Sectoral Collaborations

Abstract

Following a study on the changing relations between government and philanthropy in Israel, this study highlights the need to rethink the typology of social welfare regimes proposed by Anheier and Daly (2007). The findings of our study indicate that there has been a rapprochement between government and philanthropy in Israel. This trend has led to formal dialogue and collaborations. This trend has also promoted the development of policies toward philanthropy in various government ministries and agencies. The development and implementation of these policies have been facilitated by changes in the unique contextual factors of Israel’s welfare regime. Based on the findings, we propose a conceptualization for understanding governmental policies toward philanthropy in shifting welfare regimes. With regard to the theoretical and practical implications of the study, we propose a model for hybrid welfare regimes that are experiencing ongoing changes.

Author Biographies

Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies Brandeis University

Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim is a visiting scholar at Brandeis University and deputy director of the Ruderman Family Foundation. She completed her PhD in the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brandeis University. Her research interests include the study of ethno-religious philanthropy, community philanthropy, diaspora organizations, Jewish philanthropy, and philanthropists in Israel.

Hillel Schmid, The Center for the Study of Civil Society and Philanthropy in Israel The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hillel Schmid is the Centraid-L.Jacque Menard Chair in Social Work for The Study of Volunteer and Nonprofit Organizations. He is also a full professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main areas of interest are the management of nonprofit human service organizations and its relations to public policy, organizational strategies, leadership in nonprofit organizations, implementing changes in nonprofit organizations (barriers and dilemmas), advocacy activities of nonprofit human services, philanthropy, and cross-sector partnerships in the social services. Prof. Schmid is the founding director of the MA Program on Nonprofit Management at the Hebrew University (The Schwartz Program). From 2003–2006, he served as the dean of the School of Social Work and Social Welfare and as the chair of a national committee on children at risk, appointed by the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The recommendations of the committee were adopted by the Israeli government and became “The National Program for Children and Youth at Risk.” In 2007, he founded the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and served as the center’s first director until 2015. He has published articles, book chapters, and books in his areas of interest. He is on the editorial boards of leading journals in the area of nonprofit organizations in general and human service organizations in particular.

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Published

2019-04-01

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Research Articles