The Implications of Freedom

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Wiebe Nauta

The changing role of land sector NGOs in a transforming South Africa

ISBN 978-3-8258-7798-1
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2004
Seiten 304
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Politics and Economics in Africa

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The term `NGO‘ is so widely used nowadays that it has
effectively lost its meaning. Therefore, in order to put
back flesh on what has become a very bare skeleton, this
book attempts to portray a `real‘ organization that
originated during the anti-apartheid struggle in South
Africa. By meticulously studying this land sector NGO over a
prolonged period of time, much is revealed about its
internal dynamics and the changing relationships with actors
in the state, civil society and the market. This embedded
tale (re-)introduces a historical, political and
socio-economic dimension in the analysis of NGOs and shows
that they are not as value-driven, autonomous, accountable
and non-profit as is often claimed.