Legitimacy and functions of foundations in Europe and the US

The conference was organised by the Social Science Research Council in New York and the Mattei Dogan Foundation in Paris with the support of the Russell Sage Foundation in New York, under the patronage of the Prime Minister, on 27-29 May 2004. The work was published in two books: The Legitimacy of Philanthropic Foundations : United States and European Perspectives, Sage Publications Press, 2006, 294 p. and Les Fondations Philanthropiques en Europe et aux Etats-Unis, Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, 2007.