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NGOs and governance in the arab world / edited by Sarah Ben Néfissa ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Ben Nefissa, Sarah.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cairo, Egypt : American University in Cairo Press, 2005Description: ix, 388 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9774249046.Other title: Non-governmental organizations and governance in the Arab world.Subject(s): Non-governmental organizations -- Arab countries | Non-governmental organizations Social aspects -- Arab countries | Democratization -- Arab countries | Civil society -- Arab countriesDDC classification: 306.20956
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Pt. I. Globalization and governance : situating Arab NGOs -- 1. Non-governmental organizations in global governance -- 2. Insiders and outsiders : NGOs in international relations -- 3. Civil versus political culture in NGOs -- 4. Promoting democracy and governance in the Arab world : strategic choices for donors -- Pt. II. NGOs of the Arab world : between the democracy question and the social question -- 5. From inertia to movement : a study of the conflict over the NGO law in Egypt -- 6. Hegemony and counter-hegemony in Egypt : advocacy NGOs, civil society, and the state -- 7. Islamic NGOs and the development of democracy in Egypt -- 8. NGOs and the reform of the Egyptian health system : realistic prospects for governance or pipe dream? -- 9. New NGOs and democratic governance in Palestine : a pioneering model for the Arab world? -- 10. NGOs and civil society in Palestine : a comparative analysis of four organizations -- 11. Agency and ideology in community services : Islamic NGOs in a southern suburb of Beirut -- 12. The poverty alleviation system and the role of associations in Yemen -- 13. NGOs in a country without a government : Islamic movements and aspirations to replace the state in war-torn Somalia -- 14. Civil associations, social movements, and political participation in Lebanon in the 1990s -- 15. Donors, international NGOs, and Palestine NGOs : funding issues and globalized elite formation -- 16. Conclusion : Arab NGOs : advocacy and the 'globalized' debate in democracy in the Arab world.

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