Philanthropy Perception in Lithuania: Attitudes of Civil Servants and Community Leaders

Eglė Vaidelytė


The article discusses general perception of philanthropy in public policy context analyzing the attitudes of civil servants and community leaders. Analysis of general philanthropy concept employs traditional and modern philanthropy dimensions; meanwhile philanthropic action is conceptualized in altruism vs. egoism perspective. Theoretical view is dwelling on insights of Herbet Simon, Elias L. Khalil, Patrick Rooney and Sarah Nathan, Jenny Harrow, etc.. Some remarks on philanthropy policy traditions and legislation are made as well. The empirical evidence is dwelling on concept map of philanthropy perception among public policy actors: civil servants and community leaders.


philanthropy; charity; philanthropy policy; public servants; community leaders

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603