Post Tagged with: "ngos"

Weddings and Funerals: The Paradox in China’s Developing LGBT Community

Weddings and Funerals: The Paradox in China’s Developing LGBT Community

Queer comrades should ‘come out’ again, change from being isolated individuals in closed small circles and limited groups, and form a real community.

Contradictions Implicit in the Idea of Global Civil Society

Contradictions Implicit in the Idea of Global Civil Society

Because the idea of Global Civil Society is in an embryonic stage, there are fundamental contradictions within its global, civil and societal dimensions.

Review – NGDOs and the Poverty Reduction Agenda

Review – NGDOs and the Poverty Reduction Agenda

Makuwira brings new ideas to the discussion of the role of NGOs in development, allowing for a more critical analysis of the relationships between global and local NGOs.

Review – The NGO Factor in Africa

Review – The NGO Factor in Africa

Maurice Amutabi questions the role of NGOs in Africa and is critical of their existence. However, this review challenges his perspective to reveal contradictions with the arguments made.

NGOs and the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy: Room for Improvements?

NGOs and the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy: Room for Improvements?

NGOs have often served as a bridge between the EU personnel and the local communities, especially in countries with low levels of trust in public authorities.

Review – Celebrity Humanitarianism

Review – Celebrity Humanitarianism

Ilan Kapoor questions the effectiveness of celebrity humanitarianism through a thought provoking analysis that considers it as a ‘spectacle’ for covering up the wrongs of capitalism.

Review – Peacebuilding and NGOs

Review – Peacebuilding and NGOs

Drawing on the case study of Cambodia, this look at NGO contributions to peacebuilding debates the balance of power between the liberal peace system, the state and civil society.

Review – Peacebuilding Through Community-Based NGOs

Review – Peacebuilding Through Community-Based NGOs

This book by Max Stephenson Jr. and Laura Zanotti discusses the contribution that NGOs, and civil society more generally, can make to peacebuilding.

The advocacy politics of NGOs: shaping society to respond to climate change

The advocacy politics of NGOs: shaping society to respond to climate change

In his seminal article The Tragedy of the Commons, Garret Hardin described a dilemma whereby individuals, acting independently and in rational pursuit of their own self-interest, will ultimately destroy shared, limited resources, even when it is accepted that this is not in anyone’s long-term interests. Today, climate campaigners see this unfolding before their eyes. But what does it mean for the study of advocacy politics?

Burma after Nargis

Burma after Nargis

One year ago Cyclone Nargis struck southern Burma. This ‘natural’ disaster brought about the death of at least 140,000 people, made homeless 800,000 more, and caused severe hardship for the inhabitants of much of the Irrawaddy Delta. The land of the Delta is Burma’s (and once the world’s) ‘rice bowl’, and so the destruction wrought here a year ago has been greatly damaging to food security amongst the poor throughout the country.

International NGOs in Africa: the politics of democracy without votes

International NGOs in Africa: the politics of democracy without votes

The growing presence of international NGOs (INGOs) in Africa is both a manifestation of, and a major reinforcement for, a political process which is neither democratic in the traditional sense nor authoritarian. Voting takes place, but most governments use the advantages of incumbency to ensure their regular re-election. Opposition parties with little prospect of victory have limited scope for demanding changes in governmental behaviour or policy. NGOs, in contrast, are less easily ignored.

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