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Strong NGOs and weak states : pursuing gender justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Africa

Author: Milli Lake
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
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Offers evidence that opportunity structures created by state weakness can allow NGOs to exert unparalleled influence over local human rights law and practice.
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Lake, Milli.
Strong NGOs and weak states.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017055397
(OCoLC)1004911031
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Milli Lake
ISBN: 9781108321631 1108321631 9781108297745 1108297749
OCLC Number: 1038260318
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 303 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Translation of key foreign terms; List of maps; Part I; 1 Law in unforeseen places; 2 Researching violence, law, and human rights in South Africa's Western Cape and DR Congo's Eastern provinces; 3 Explaining state-level policy and practice; 4 Local justice institutions and opportunities created by state fragility; 5 Ordinary women in court: Socialization and outreach from the ground up; Part II. 6 Hard-fought victories: assessing the human rights benefits felt by victims of violence in DR Congo; 7 Justice for whom?: the unintended consequences of hard-fought victories; 8 Conclusion: NGOs and state (un)making; Appendix A Decisions in the field; Appendix B Interviews with victims of gender violence; Appendix C DR Congo's criminal justice system; Appendix D South Africa's criminal justice system; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Pursuing gender justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa
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