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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:Doing Good? The Politics and Anti-Politics of NGO Practices
Journal Title:Annual Review of Anthropology
Editor(s):Fisher, William F
Religion(s):Hinduism
Date of Publication:1997
Volume:26
Pages:439-64
Annotation:In this review of literature about nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Fisher critiques idealized depictions of NGOs as “disinterested apolitical participants in a field of otherwise implicated players” (p 442) and argues that they should be seen as fluid processes of contestation, overlap, and change. Concerned that idealized characterizations obscure the differences between NGOs as well as their susceptibility to routinization and oligarchic rule, he calls for an ethnographic approach that focuses on individual organizations in specific contexts and for a more chastened and realistic assessment that recognizes both the problems and the potential of NGOs.
   
 
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