Funding Virtue: Civil Society Aid and Democracy Promotion
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Funding Virtue: Civil Society Aid and Democracy Promotion by Marina Ottaway
Book DescriptionIn recent years the United States and many other international donors have embraced civil society aid as a key tool of democracy promotion. They support thousands of NGOs around the world in the name of civil society development, investing in these organizations high hopes for fostering democratic participation and values. Funding Virtue: Civil Society Aid and Democracy Promotion critically examines this burgeoning field. A diverse, distinguished collection of democracy experts and civil society practitioners from both donor and recipient countries analyze civil society aid in five regions, including country case studies of South Africa, the Philippines, Peru, Egypt, and Romania. The authors focus on crucial issues and dilemmas, such as the relationship between donor conceptions of civil society and local realities, the effects of civil society programs, and how aid can be improved. The book's broad geographic reach, practical focus, and analytic rigor make it an invaluable guide to this vital new area of international affairs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780870031786
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marina Ottaway
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Reform is a politically charged issue in the Middle East. Governments admit change is necessary, but do not want to surrender power. Opposition groups want democracy but cannot generate sufficient momentum.
Uncharted Journey, Hardback (January 2005)» View all books by Marina Ottaway
The United States faces no greater challenge today than successfully fulfilling its new ambition of helping bring about a democratic transformation of the Middle East.
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Author Biography - Marina Ottaway
Marina Ottaway is director of the Carnegie Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C., USA. Thomas Carothers is vice president for international politics and governance at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and founder and director of the Endowment's Democracy and Rule of Law Project, USA.
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