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International Political Economy Series

The Elusive Promise of NGOs in Africa

Lessons from Uganda

Authors: Dicklitch, S.

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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. Based on nine months of field research in Uganda, the study draws on evidence from the 'successfully' liberalizing country and shows how NGO potential for democratization and development has been subverted by state directives, structural and historical conditions, as well as the internal limitations of NGOs.

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SUSAN DICKLITCH is Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College. She was previously Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina (1994-97). She has a PhD from the University of Toronto (1995). She was Assistant Editor of the African Studies Review (1994-97).

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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. Susan Dicktlich succumbs neither to a romanticization of civil society not to despair in their incisive evaluation.' - Professor Richard Sandbrook


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Elusive Promise of NGOs in Africa
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Uganda
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50211-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230502116
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-71071-5
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 294
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