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Public Accounting in the Committees for Relieving the Distresses in Germany and Other Parts of the Continent, 1805–1816
Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Institute of Contemporary History.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8788-101X
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper examines one of the earliest transnational voluntary relief efforts, the British campaign for relieving the distresses in Germany, other parts of the continent, and Sweden 1805–1816. The focus is directed on accounting for (a) the subscription paid by individual donors, (b) the appropriation of aid for different locations and purposes as well as (c) for the en detail provision of relief on the level of individuals. The questions asked are what function the public accounting had for the campaign, including the shaming of non-donors such as the German-born Queen Charlotte, what kind of structures it required and what it meant for the relation of donors and recipients of aid, and what effect it had in terms of export of specific traits of civil society and political culture from one country to another.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
National Category
History Globalization Studies
Research subject
Historical Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25612Local ID: 481/42/2012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-25612DiVA: diva2:773941
Conference
37th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Vancouver, 1–4 November 2012
Projects
The Moral Economy of Global Civil Society: A History of Voluntary Food Aid
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 481/42/2012
Available from: 2014-12-19 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2016-11-02Bibliographically approved

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