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The elusive promise of NGOs in Africa : lessons from Uganda

Author: Susan Dicklitch
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1998.
Series: International political economy series (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dicklitch challenges the dominant neo-liberal discourse on democratization and development in Africa that views NGOs and civil society as the panacea for underdevelopment and authoritarianism. Focusing on NGOs and civil society, the author argues that the democratizing and empowerment potential of NGOs and civil society is severely constrained not only by state-imposed bottlenecks, structural and historical  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Dicklitch
ISBN: 0333710711 9780333710715 031221412X 9780312214128
OCLC Number: 40945378
Description: xiv, 294 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Map of Uganda (Districts) --
1. NGOs, Civil Society and Democracy --
2. Structural Bottlenecks to Democracy --
3. Democratization from Above? --
4. State-Civil Society Relations --
5. NGOs: Harbingers of Democratization? --
6. Whither NGOs and Democracy in Africa? --
Appendix I. Indigenous Registered NGOs in Uganda (1986-93) --
Appendix II. Foreign Registered NGOs in Uganda (1986-93).
Series Title: International political economy series (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England)
Other Titles: Elusive promise of Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa
Responsibility: Susan Dicklitch.

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Dicklitch challenges the dominant discourse of neo-liberalism which places NGOs and civil society at the forefront of democratization and development in Africa.  Read more...

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'A lucid and well-researched critique of the popular notion that NGOs, as constituent elements of a revitalized `civil society', represent a potent force for empowerment and democracy in Africa. Read more...

 
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