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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
How do NGOs overcome the suspicion and perception of them as Western agents? What means do they employ to convince people that, contrary to common perceptions, they are not there to "lead women astray from Islam," nor are they going to make them "shameless"? And how, in a country like Pakistan, where poverty, violence, fundamentalism, and ethnic conflict... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 20.99
Christopher Alexander, Canadian?s former ambassador to Afghanistan, offers an inside look at Afghanistan recent history, and delivers a blueprint for transforming the troubled country into a viable nation. Alexander draws on expertise gained over five years on the ground in Afghanistan, chronicling the country?s initial successes following the Afghan... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
Friesen demonstrates how transnational CSOs and NGOs can influence the context in which international political decisions are made. She shows how, by reframing the issues, the transnational campaign for the cancellation of third world debt altered the dominant discourse, shifted the agenda and thereby shaped political outcomes. more...
- University Press of America 2012; US$ 26.99
Using the Moyen Bani Programme as an example, External Assistance or External Interference gives an analysis of a grassroots conflict and raises the issue of international NGO activities in rural development activities. This book provides the historical, economic, and political backgrounds that influenced the design and the conflict resolution.... more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95
Millions of pounds of international development funds are invested annually in social protection programmes to tackle poverty. Poverty is perpetuated by risk and vulnerability, much of which is gendered. Despite this, little attention has been paid to gender-sensitive policy implementation. Drawing on empirical evidence from poor households and communities... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 59.99
This ethnographic study looks closely at women from the upper and middle classes in Kolkata, India, who work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that help empower women from all classes of society. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Globalization and the technological revolution have forced organizations to rethink decision-making structures favouring the adoption of highly innovative practices. This book analyzes the impact of new technologies testing empowerment, engagement and democratization against the new organizational morphology of political parties and corporations. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 43.00
Activists and academics look back over ten years of 'politics from below', and ask whether it is merely the critical gaze upon the concept that has changed ? or whether there is something genuinely new about the way in which civil society is now operating. more...