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By Elaine Jeffreys

There’s no doubt that celebrities nowadays are probably the most well known faces of philanthropic activity—yet their participation increases questions about efficacy, motivations, and activism total. This ebook offers case stories of star philanthropy from round the globe—including such figures as Shakira, Arundhati Roy, Zhang Ziyi, Bono, and Madonna—looking on the tensions among megastar activism and ground-level paintings and the connection among superstar philanthropy and cultural citizenship.

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Supporters of new philanthropy further praise celebrity involvement in international development issues for promoting global citizenship and extending democratic values. ’ 1997; Noddings 2005). Celebrity involvement in development issues arguably promotes these goals by reaching new audiences, especially young voters in westernliberal democracies who may feel that the current political system not only denies them adequate representation, but also has failed to deliver an effective solution to the problem of dire poverty (Cooper 2007b: 6; Duvall 2007: 2).

Celebrity philanthropy is further decried by critics for turning global citizenship into theatre (show business) and undermining the goals of the UN Charter – to create a world without war and a world that has respect for human rights, international law and social and 26 On Celebrity Philanthropy economic progress (Alleyne 2005: 176; de Waal 2008; Nash 2008). Celebrity involvement with the UN is undoubtedly increasing. The UN’s Department of Public Information ran two conferences for the UN’s growing ranks of celebrity advocates between 2000 and 2002, calling the second conference Celebrity Advocacy for the New Millennium (Alleyne 2005: 177–9).

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