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Foreign Aid

  • Choosing the Lesser Evilby Liesbet Heyse

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    How do non-governmental humanitarian aid organizations initiate, terminate and extend their project activities? Humanitarian aid organizations regularly face difficult decisions about life and death in a context of serious time constraints which force them daily to select whom to help and whom not to help. Liesbet Heyse focuses on how humanitarian... more...

  • Braveheartsby Mark Hertsgaard

    Hot Books 2016; US$ 21.99

    Whistleblowers pay with their lives to save ours. When insiders like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden or ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley or Big Tobacco truth-teller Jeffrey Wigand blow the whistle on high-level lying, lawbreaking or other wrongdoingwhether it's government spying, corporate murder or scientific scandalthe public benefits enormously. ... more...

  • The Politics of Sufferingby Nell Gabiam

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The Politics of Suffering examines the confluence of international aid, humanitarian relief, and economic development within the space of the Palestinian refugee camp. Nell Gabiam describes the interactions between UNRWA, the United Nations agency charged with providing assistance to Palestinians since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and residents of three... more...

  • NGOs in China and Europeby Yuwen Li

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This volume presents a comparison of the experiences of NGOs in China and Europe. The chapters on China contain the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of various types of NGOs currently active in the country. The contributions on foreign NGOs in China, non-governmental think tanks, public interest legal organizations, labour related NGOs and... more...

  • 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...

  • Aid Under Fireby Jessica Elkind

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 45.00

    In the aftermath of World War II, as longstanding empires collapsed and former colonies struggled for independence, the United States employed new diplomatic tools to counter unprecedented challenges to its interests across the globe. Among the most important new foreign policy strategies was development assistance -- the attempt to strengthen alliances... 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...