256 Pages, Klappenbroschur
Which help helps?
A beggar in the pedestrian area: to give or not? Helping in this way is always double-edged: You help in the short term and feel good about it. In the long term, you change nothing. In their book, Thomas Gebauer and Ilija Trojanow question the many facets of charity, from the activities of the super rich to state help to local initiatives. Beginning with specific examples from around the world, which are described in original reports from countries such as Sierra Leone, Pakistan or Guatemala, they review the entire system of assistance and show what works and what doesn’t. What is required is a concept of critical assistance that encourages self-help and yet allows fundamental change.