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The Politics of Development Co-operation : NGOs, Gender and Partnership in Kenya - Lisa Aubrey

The Politics of Development Co-operation

NGOs, Gender and Partnership in Kenya

Hardcover Published: 28th August 1997
ISBN: 9780415151856
Number Of Pages: 256

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"The Politics of Development Co-operation" examines politics of inter-organizational development cooperation, exploring issues of power, autonomy, and dependence. Focusing on Kenya and in particular on Maendeleo Ya Wanawake (MYWO), the largest national women's organization, and its partners in its relational environment, this book probes the relationships between foreign donors, grassroots development organizations and governments. Lisa Aubrey examines whether it is possible for the West and the developing world to be engaged in genuine development partnerships, and whether organizations such as MYWO are truly NGOs, as they claim to be, or whether they remain an extension of the state exploited by patriarchal party politics.

List of illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Chronologyp. xv
Acronymsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Bridging Literature Gaps: Framing the Problem of the Politics of Development Cooperationp. 9
The Evolution of Mywo from 1952 to 1992p. 45
A Changing Research Methodology Amid Political Volatility, Environmental Uncertainty and a Culture of Fear and Silencep. 89
Research Findings: a Barrage of Contradictionsp. 108
The Web of Deceit: Grassroots Development Caught?p. 143
Hypothesesp. 169
Sub-hypothesesp. 170
Key variables and their definitionsp. 172
Survey instrument: list of open-ended questionsp. 175
Foreign donorsp. 179
Kenyan government ministriesp. 183
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 214
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780415151856
ISBN-10: 0415151856
Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 15.7  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1