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Three Case Studies

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The sixth and seventh chapters that make up Part II of the book consist of one practical and much narrower application of the capability approach, namely, a discussion of how economic analysis ... More


Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights

Wendy H. Wong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450792
eISBN:
9780801466069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450792.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why are some international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) more politically salient than others, and why are some NGOs better able to influence the norms of human rights? This book shows how the ... More


A New Beginning? (1981–1984)

Adams Adrian and So Jaabe

in A Claim to Land by the River: A Household in Senegal, 1720-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201915
eISBN:
9780191675072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201915.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Funding agencies made further aid to Senegal conditional on acceptance of World Bank and IMF (International Monetary Fund) demands. From 1979, Senegal embarked on the first phase of a structural ... More


From the Empire of Christ to the Third World: Religion and the Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century

Jeffrey Cox

in Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199236589
eISBN:
9780191730955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236589.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the early twentieth century the people of Britain were engaged with the non‐western world primarily through missionary societies, which reached their peak influence in the 1920s. Far from being an ... More


Other Models of Advocating Change

Wendy H. Wong

in Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450792
eISBN:
9780801466069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450792.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the failure of some NGOs to make their rights politically salient. It first examines the International League of Human Rights (ILRH), to demonstrate how organizational choices ... More


Introduction: Where Have All the Borders Gone?

Sarah S. Stroup

in Borders among Activists: International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450730
eISBN:
9780801464256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450730.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter presents three prominent nongoverment organizations—Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (Oxfam International), and Cooperative for Assistance ... More


Why Aid Breaks Down Cooperation

in Breakdown in Pakistan: How Aid Is Eroding Institutions for Collective Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781329
eISBN:
9780804781848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781329.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the Oxfam case, where the small grants that were provided in Sindh caused a breakdown of cooperation within self-regarding and other-regarding groups. The chapter presents the ... More


Britishness and the search for Africa

Graham Harrison

in The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks closely at the ways that Africa has been represented through campaigns. It begins by arguing that a perfect and real representation of Africa is an impossibility and that what ... More


From American relief to international development cooperation (1961–68)

Heike Wieters

in The NGO Care and Food Aid from America 1945-80: Showered With Kindness'?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117212
eISBN:
9781526128669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117212.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 focuses on CARE’s ongoing professionalization and its ties to government agencies, international diplomats, corporate players and marketing firms. It sheds light on CARE’s first attempts at ... More


Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs

Jennifer Rubenstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199684106
eISBN:
9780191764660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Large-scale, Western-based humanitarian INGOs, such as Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders, are often either celebrated as “do-gooding machines” or maligned as incompetents “on the road to hell.” ... More


Hunger as a Weapon

Peter Gill

in Famine and Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569847
eISBN:
9780191808609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569847.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses how resettlement efforts have killed Ethiopian people at a faster rate than the initial famine, describing the increase in number of deaths, people with diseases, and ... More


If Oxfam Ran the World: PETER UNGER (1996), Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence (1996), by Peter Unger. Evidence suggests that there are big problems of human misery in the world, problems that ... More


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