The Economics And Politics Of Ngos In Latin America by Carrie A. Meyer

The Economics And Politics Of Ngos In Latin America

byCarrie A. Meyer

Paperback | September 1, 2000

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The burgeoning sector of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Latin America--funded by Northern donors--is both catalyzing and responding to change, as states, market, and civil society realign in an age of information technology and globalization. The political economic perspective of this book clarifies the emerging role of Latin America's NGOs in the global community. After introducing the expanding role of NGOs in the international community at large, the book explores the history of NGOs in Latin America. It then uses case studies to examine the economics and politics of NGOs vis-a-vis information, partnerships, opportunism, entrepreneurship, and compromise with donors. As producers of international public goods, NGOs are characterized as building blocks of the global community and as contributors to economic production, employment, institutional innovation, and technology transfer. This book concludes that although NGOs cannot substitute for government, they are aptly suited for complex partnerships with both domestic and international public and private sectors and are more appropriate vehicles for donor projects than Latin America's public sectors.

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Title:The Economics And Politics Of Ngos In Latin AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.5 × 6.1 × 0.64 inPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:027597099X

ISBN - 13:9780275970994

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"Illustrated by numerous case studies, the author analyzes how the international aid system is--for good and ill--supporting and shaping Latin America's contribution to and place in a global civil society. In this process, she usefully identifies the conflicts, dilemmas, and compromises that are tied to establishing mutually beneficial relations between foreign aid agencies and non-state actors. As a result, this book is an important resource for those interested in understanding and tracking the civic dimensions of global change which development finance can bring about."-Alan Fowler Co-Founder, International NGO Training and Research Center