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From Charity to Justice

How NGOs Can Revolutionise Our Response to Extreme Poverty

Authors: Fang, Vincent

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  • Provides a systematic analysis of the ideas of charity and justice
  • Overviews major positions in the global justice debate on extreme poverty
  • Gives an insightful critique of the charity-centred approach of development NGOs
  • Imagines a new form of NGO and a novel way of public engagement
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This book focuses on the ethical demands of extreme poverty and develops a political theory of practical change. Welding together political realism and moral aspirations, it argues that a re-imagined form of development NGO can help the global North break free from the dominant and persistent charity paradigm and drift towards a justice-based understanding of extreme poverty. It offers an original explanation of why the charity paradigm persists and why the “justice not charity” messages from development NGOs have changed few minds. The author argues that anyone concerned with a paradigm shift from charity to justice need to radically rethink the problem of political communication: who should communicate what messages about extreme poverty in what ways?

Based on a rational choice critique of the competitive development NGO sector, the author calls for sector-wide reform and the emergence of a new political agent – the Avant-garde NGO - which transcends the charity frame that NGOs currently find themselves locked in. Further, inspired by literary theory and social psychology, he offers a fresh account of how the Avant-garde NGO could, through reflective public engagement, induce attitude change and lead genuine social and political reform.


About the authors

Vincent Fang specialises in political theory and obtained his PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Auckland. His research focuses on global poverty, development non-governmental organisations, and public engagement. He currently works in New Zealand on refugee issues.

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“This impressive work is important reading for those interested in understanding why poverty is problematic and how we might aim to combat it. The role NGOs can play in transforming our responses to extreme poverty provides an especially welcome and original contribution.” (–Professor Gillian Brock, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Charity to Justice
Book Subtitle
How NGOs Can Revolutionise Our Response to Extreme Poverty
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-1433-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-1433-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-1432-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 287
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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