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作者 Smith, Brian H., 1940-
書名 More than altruism : the politics of private foreign aid / Brian H. Smith
出版項 [Princeton, N.J.] : Princeton University Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9780691605739 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HC60 .S548 2014    在架上    30610020447439
說明 xxi, 352 p. ; 24 cm
系列 Princeton legacy library
Princeton legacy library
附註 Reprint. Originally published in 1990
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-346) and index
As government officials and political activists are becoming increasingly aware, international nonprofit agencies have an important political dimension: although not self-serving, these private voluntary organizations (PVOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) seek social changes of which many of their financial contributors are unaware. As PVOs and NGOs receive increasing subsidies from their home governments in the United States, Canada, and Europe, they are moving away from short-term relief commitments in developing countries and toward longer-term goals in health, education, training, and small-scale production. Showing that European and Canadian NGOs focus more on political change as part of new development efforts than do their U.S. counterparts, Brian Smith presents the first major comparative study of the political aspect of PVOs and NGOs. Smith emphasizes the paradoxes in the private-aid system, both in the societies that send aid and in those that receive it. Pointing out that international nonprofit agencies are in some instances openly critical of nation-state interests, he asks how these agencies can function in a foreign-aid network intended as a support for those same interests. He concludes that compromises throughout the private-aid networkand some secrecymake it possible for institutions with different agendas to work together. In the future, however, serious conflicts may develop with donors and nation states
主題 Economic assistance, American -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Developing countries
Economic assistance, Canadian -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Developing countries
Economic assistance, European -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Developing countries
United States -- Foreign relations
Canada -- Foreign relations
Europe -- Foreign relations
Non-governmental organizations -- Developing countries
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