By Patrice C. McMahon

ISBN-10: 1501709232

ISBN-13: 9781501709234

ISBN-10: 1501709240

ISBN-13: 9781501709241

In so much post-conflict nations nongovernmental corporations are in every single place, yet their presence is misunderstood. In The NGO Game Patrice McMahon investigates the accidental results of what she calls the NGO increase in Bosnia and Kosovo. utilizing her years of fieldwork and interviews, McMahon argues that after foreign actors attempt to rebuild and reconstruct post-conflict international locations, they generally depend on and glance to NGOs. even if policymakers and students are likely to settle for or even have fun NGO involvement in post-conflict and transitioning international locations, they not often learn why NGOs became so renowned, what NGOs do, or how they impact daily life.

After a clash, foreign NGOs descend on a rustic, neighborhood NGOs pop up in all places, and cash and effort circulate strengthening the firms. In time, the rush of job slows, the internationals cross domestic, neighborhood teams disappear from sight, and the NGO growth is going bust. rather than peace and balance, the embody of NGOs and the passion for foreign peacebuilding turns to sadness, if no longer cynicism. for lots of within the Balkans and different post-conflict environments, NGOs aren't an relief to development an enduring peace yet are a part of the matter due to the turmoil they foster in the course of their existence cycles in a given nation. The NGO Game could be worthwhile to practitioners and policymakers attracted to bettering peacebuilding, the function of NGOs in peace and improvement, and the sustainability of neighborhood tasks in post-conflict countries.

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