NGOs, Africa and the Global Order

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byRobert Pinkney

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This book examines the role of NGOs in relation to two overlapping political processes: internal politics in Africa and the wider world "order". Formal political structures have produced little more than "electoral democracy" in Africa without tackling the problems of poverty and elite exploitation. The world order is still dominated by the West. This book looks at the opportunities for, and limitations of, voluntary bodies in seeking a more "just" order at both African and global levels.

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This book examines the role of NGOs in relation to two overlapping political processes: internal politics in Africa and the wider world "order". Formal political structures have produced little more than "electoral democracy" in Africa without tackling the problems of poverty and elite exploitation. The world order is still dominated b...

ROBERT PINKNEY is a Visiting Professor of Politics at Northumbria University, UK.

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Format:PerfectDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.6 × 0.8 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230547168

ISBN - 13:9780230547162

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Boxes, Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
From Mass Society to Post-Industrial Society and from Authoritarianism to Pluralism: The Context of the Rise of NGOs
A Third Sector or a Second Preference? What is Distinctive about NGOs?
Democracy without Votes I: The Background to NGOs in Tanzania and Uganda
Democracy without Votes II: NGOs, Governments and the Outside World
NGOs and the Global Order: Theory and Practice
International NGOs: Missionaries or Imperialists?
The Winning and the Taking Part: The Global Game of NGO Influence
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index