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Title:NGOs Advocating for the South in the United States Congress: Changing the Rules of the Global Game
Author(s):Fischer, Lara Ann
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Martin, William G.
Department / Program:Sociology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Social Structure and Development
Abstract:Although the campaigns all achieved some visible success, compromises and unintended outcomes produced effects that tended to undermine intended policy changes and to reinforce existing North-South power relationships. Northern NGOs acted implicitly as representatives of the citizens of the South, thereby unwittingly helping to reproduce and institutionalize certain North-South power differentials. Ultimately, the campaign that was the most egalitarian was also the most successful. Until NGOs are able to reflexively analyze and understand the inherent inequalities in their own discourses and practices with respect to their southern partners, they will not have the ability to hold global political relations to such a standard.
Issue Date:2004
Description:264 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3153293
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2004

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