Narrow down by keywords: Civil society
- NGOs, civil society and the State: building democracy in transitional countries
40 participants from 24 countries took part in this workshop, organised by the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) in Oxford, UK. Much of the workshop was spent trying to reach agreement on what civil society means, and the degree to w ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Development jargon as order words
The authors examine the use of development jargon as commands, or `order words'. `Participation' and `appropriate technology' are discussed as examples of development jargon which, through unquestioning usage, becomes `so entrenched that no NGO could dare ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Relevance in the twenty-first century: the case for devolution and global association of international NGOs
What does organisational decentralisation mean? What types of decentralisation can NGDOs choose from and what appears to be occurring? The author sets out answers to these questions and proceeds to analyse the pressures and forces involved in choosing, po ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- Dissonance or dialogue: changing relations with the corporate sector
In recent years, both the corporate sector and civil society organisations, particularly international NGOs, have become more influential in shaping development debates and policies. There is increasing awareness within the corporate sector of the need to ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- Talking of gender: words and meanings in development organisations
This article reflects on the vocabulary commonly used within development organisations to communicate about ‘gender and development’. It argues that the relevant terminology, though frequently used, remains problematic. Some terms are almost entirely abse ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Democracy and social participation in Latin American cities
Democratisation, structural adjustment, state reform (including decentralisation), and liberalisation of the economy (including privatisation) have brought about dramatic changes in the nations, societies, and cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LA ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- International volunteering for development and sustainability: outdated paternalism or a radical response to globalisation?
This article discusses the history and evolution of international volunteer-sending agencies and volunteers as a response not only to symptoms but also to causes of global poverty and inequality. It considers how international volunteers might be defined, ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09
- Representing labour in India
Trade unions in India work mainly with workers in formal employment, particularly in the public sector. However, most people in India work in the informal economy, and their needs are attended mainly by voluntary agencies or NGOs. Economic globalisation a ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10
- Negotiating power: community media, democracy, and the public sphere
Given the centrality of communication to society, who ‘owns’ the media, who gets to speak on behalf of whom, and to what end are critical issues. The regression of ‘mainstream’ media from ‘watchdogs’ of democracies to ...
Abstract - anna - 2009-10-01 16:43
- Development, Divinity and Dharma: The Role of Religion in Development and Microfinance Institutions
Author: Harper, Malcolm, D.S.K Rao, and Ashis Kumar Sahu Publisher: Rugby: Pra ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-08 09:18