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Debating Development

By Deborah Eade,Ernst Ligteringen
ISBN: 9780855984441
Students of humanitarian action - academics and practitioners alike - will find this volume a rich repository of data and insights. Larry Minear, Former Director, Humanitarianism and War Project.

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  • Synopsis
    Non-government organisations working in the humanitarian and development sectors won official approval in the 1980's and 1990's but there are signs now that they are losing favour. The NGO sector stands accused by some of complacency and self-interest on the one hand and of being ineffectual and irrelevant on the other. NGOs are increasingly challenged to demonstrate their legitimacy as representative voices of civil society. NGOs themselves are taking a hard look at their mandates, their core values and their role on a changing international stage. Contributors to this volume reflect on what kind of development will eradicate poverty and what types of agency are best suited to the task. Leading representatives of NGOs, development think-tanks and civil-society organisations, as well as scholars and activists, ask: What model of international co-operation can deliver social and economic justice? And what does this mean for NGOs in the future?
  • Table of Contents
    * "Development in Practice," Oxfam International, and "Debating Development"

    * Contributors

    * NGOs and the Future: Taking Stock, Shaping Debates, Changing Practice
    Deborah Eade and Ernst Ligteringen.

    * Good News! You May be Out of a Job:Reflections on the Past and Future 50 Years for Northern NGOs
    Alison Van Rooy.

    * Riding High or Nosediving:Development NGOs in the New Millenium
    Rajesh Tandon

    * International NGOs and the Challenge of Modernity
    Brian K.Murphy.

    * Globalisation, Civil Society, and the Multilateral System
    Jose Antonio Alonso.

    * The World Bank, Neo-liberalism, and Power: Discourse Analysis and Implications for Campaigners
    Andy Storey.

    * Dissonance or Dialogue: Changing Relations with the Corporate Sector
    Judy Henderson.

    * NGOs as Development Partners to the Corporates:Child Football-Stichers in Pakistan
    David Husselbee.

    * NGOs: Fragmented Dreams
    Jaime Joseph A.

    * Indicators of Identity: NGOs and the Strategic Imperative of Assessing Core Values
    John Hailey.

    * Development Agencies: Global or Solo Players?
    Sylvia Borren.

    * Coming top Grips with Organisational Values
    Vijay Padaki

    * We NGOs: A Controversial Way of Being and Acting
    Candido Grzybowski

    * Northern NGO Advocacy: Perceptions, Reality, and the Challenge
    Ian Anderson

    * Campaigning: A Fashion or the Best Way to Change the Global Agenda?
    Gerd Leipold

    * The International Anti-Debt Campaign: A Southern Activistmview for Activists in 'the North'... and 'the South'
    Dot Keet

    * Heroismand Ambiguity: NGO Advocacy in International Policy
    Paul Nelson

    * Dissolving the Difference Between Humanitarianism and Development: The Mixing of a Rights-Based Solution
    Hugo Slim

    * Aid: A Mixed Blessing
    Mary B. Anderson

    * The Local Capacities for Peace Project: The Sudan Experience
    Abikok Riak

    * NGOs, Disasters, and Advocacy: Caught Between the Prophet and the Shepherd Boy
    Alan Whaites

    * Capacity Building: Shifting the Paradigms of Practice
    Allan Kaplan

    * Gendering the Milennium: Globalising Women
    Haleh Afshar

    * Gender in Development: A Long Haul - but we're Getting There!
    Josefina Stubbs

    * Impact Assessment: Seeing the Wood and the Trees
    Chris Roche

    * Does Matson Matter? Assessing the Impact of a UK Neighbourhood Project
    Stan Thekaekara

    * Annotated Bibliography

    * Addresses of Publishers and Other Organisations
  • Details
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    Author Deborah Eade,Ernst Ligteringen
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    Number of Pages 424
    Format Paperback / softback