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  • Rules, Norms and NGO Advocacy Strategiesby Yumiko Yasuda

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    There is much controversy over the development of new dams for hydropower, where concerns for environmental protection and the livelihoods of local people may conflict with the goals of economic development. This book analyses the opportunities and barriers that NGOs and civil society actors face when conducting advocacy campaigns against such developments. ... more...

  • Funding Virtueby Marina Ottaway; Thomas Carothers

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    In recent years the United States and many other international donors have embraced civil society aid as a key tool of democracy promotion. They support thousands of NGOs around the world in the name of civil society development, investing in these organizations high hopes for fostering democratic participation and values. Funding Virtue: Civil Society... more...

  • Sustaining Nonprofit Performanceby Paul C. Light

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 20.99

    "The nonprofit sector survives because it has a self-exploiting work force: wind it up and it will do more with less until it just runs out. But at some point, the spring must break." America's nonprofit organizations face a difficult present and an uncertain future. Money is tight. Workloads are heavy, employee turnover is high, and charitable... more...

  • Pathways to Nonprofit Excellenceby Paul C. Light

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    Fourth in a series of reports on the changing nature of public service in government and the nonprofit sector, Pathways to Excellence focuses on a unique survey of contemporary thinking about creating effective nonprofit organizations. Based on interviews with 250 leading thinkers from the worlds of philanthropy, scholarship, and consulting, as well... more...

  • The State of Nonprofit Americaby Lester M Salamon

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 36.99

    Today, America's nonprofit organizations seem caught in a force field, buffeted by four impulsesvoluntarism, professionalism, civic activism, and commercialism. Too little attention, however, has been paid to the significant tensions among these impulses. Understanding this force field and the factors shaping its dynamics thus becomes central to... more...

  • Decentralizing Governanceby G. Shabbir Cheema; Dennis A. Rondinelli

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication The trend toward greater decentralization of governance activities, now accepted as commonplace in the West, has become a worldwide movement. This international developmentlargely a product of globalization and democratizationis clearly one of the key... more...

  • Asia on the Moveby Mely Caballero-Anthony; Toshihiro Menju

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Globalization has led to a surge in cross-border migration, leading the number of international migrants in East Asia to more than double over the past two decades. Carefully managed migration can spark economic growth and innovation, while helping destination countries with aging populations overcome human resource constraints. However, irregular... more...

  • Social Movement Dynamicsby Federico M. Rossi; Marisa von Bülow

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95

    This book presents an overview of new approaches to the study of social movements emerging out of Latin America, based on original and innovative analyses of the recent changes in collective action across the region. Over the past decade, new repertoires of contention have emerged in parallel to changes in the configuration of actors, in previously... more...

  • Transmitting Rightsby Brian Greenhill

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Transmitting Rights argues that membership in Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) facilitates the diffusion of human rights standards among their member states--and that this occurs even within IGOs that have no obvious connection to human rights issues. These findings challenge us to think differently about the consequences of IGO membership. more...

  • Peace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected Societiesby Oliver P. Richmond

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    International actors, including key states like the US and organizations such as the UN, EU, African Union, and World Bank, and a range of NGOs, have long been confronted with the question of how to achieve an emancipatory form of peace. This book argues that locally negotiated peace agreements offer important navigation points for policymakers, and... more...