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Foreign Aid

  • The Unsettled Sectorby Analiese Richard

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    In late twentieth century Mexico, the NGO "boom" was hailed as an harbinger of social change and democratic transition, with NGOs poised to transform the relationship between states and civil society on a global scale. And yet, great as the expectations were for NGOs to empower the poor and disenfranchised, their work is rooted in much older civic... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actorsby Bob Reinalda

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 185.00

    How do non-state actors matter in international relations? This volume recognizes three types of non-state actor: non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and transnational corporations. It illustrates how they play roles alongside nation-states and are interrelated in matters of international regulation and coordination.... more...

  • Humanitarian NGOs, (In)Security and Identityby Andrea Schneiker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Increasingly humanitarian NGOs operate in the context of armed conflicts where the security risks are higher than in contexts of natural disaster. Working in Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is particularly dangerous for humanitarians. This existential threat affects the physical existence of aid workers and the implementation... 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...

  • The International Committee of the Red Crossby David P. Forsythe; Barbara Ann Rieffer-Flanagan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has a complex position in international relations, being the guardian of international humanitarian law but often acting discretely to advance human dignity. Treated by most governments as if it were an inter-governmental organization, the ICRC is a non-governmental organization, all-Swiss at the... 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...

  • Singapore and UNICEFby Peggy Kek; Penny Whitworth

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2016; US$ 22.00

    Singapore's well-documented economic progress since independence owes a big debt to the initial investment that the nation made in raising the nutrition, hygiene, health and education standards of its children. In the early days the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) provided some assistance. The relationship has evolved as Singapore's... more...

  • A World of Three Culturesby Miguel E. Bas??ez; Ronald F. Inglehart

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    In this book, Miguel Bas??ez presents a provocative look at the impact of culture on global development. Drawing on data from governments, NGOs, the World Values Survey and more addressing over one hundred countries, he argues that values, as the "building blocks" of culture, are directly related to the speed with which social, cultural and economic... 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...

  • Japan?s Development Assistanceby Hiroshi Kato; John Page; Yasutami Shimomura

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00

    Once the world's largest ODA provider, contemporary Japan seems much less visible in international development. However, this book demonstrates that Japan, with its own aid philosophy, experiences, and models of aid, has ample lessons to offer to the international community as the latter seeks new paradigms of development cooperation. more...