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Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific

by Derek McDougall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2014)

Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific, Second Edition includes a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has...

The World We Want: New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change

by Peter Karoff & Jane Maddox AltaMira Press (January 19, 2007)

In The World We Want, Peter Karoff presents a collective vision of an ideal world. The book weaves together multi-sector, multidiscipline strategies, but_in large part_it is about the power of human connection,...

Nonprofits in Crisis: Economic Development, Risk, and the Philanthropic Kuznets Curve

by Nuno S. Themudo Indiana University Press (September 26, 2013)

Why do some countries have a vibrant nonprofit sector while others do not? Nonprofits in Crisis explores the theory of risk as a major mechanism through which economic development influences the nonprofit sector....

Oil Supply Crises: Cooperation and Discord in the West

by Vessela Chakarova Lexington Books (November 26, 2012)

Chakarova offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of consumer countries’ policies and reactions to oil supply shortages. In addition to being a valuable source of information on oil market dynamics,...

Seeds of Resistance

by Mark Schapiro & David Talbot Hot Books (September 18, 2018)

Sun. Soil. Water. Seed. These are the primordial ingredients for the most essential activity of all on earth: growing food. All of these elements are being changed dramatically under the pressures of corporate...

Think Tanks

by James G. McGann Brookings Institution Press and ADBI (January 29, 2019)

The growth of think tanks—with uniquely Asian characteristics

Policy research institutes—better known as think tanks—;are long established and well known in Western countries but have developed only in recent...

Getting to Zero

by Sinéad Walsh & Oliver Johnson Zed Books (July 15, 2018)

  • A gripping, first-hand account of the harrowing decisions and uplifting encounters experienced by the authors in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

  • Co-author Oliver Johnson received an OBE following his work...

Europeanization in Sweden

by Anna Meeuwisse & Roberto Scaramuzzino Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

Notwithstanding its many successes since 1945, the project of European integration currently faces major difficulties, from financial crises and mass immigration to the impending departure of the UK from the...

Democracy Struggles

by Theodora Vetta Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Tracing the boom of local NGOs since the 1990s in the context of the global political economy of aid, current trends of neoliberal state restructuring, and shifting post-Cold War hegemonies, this book explores...

Humanitarian Action and Ethics

by James Smith, Ayesha Ahmad & Hugo Slim Zed Books (June 15, 2018)

  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date work on humanitarian ethics currently available.
  • Brings together contributions from humanitarian and health professionals, philosophers and social/political scientists.
  • Many...

Food Aid in Sudan

by Susanne Jaspars Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

  • Totally unique in examining the evolution and effects of food aid practices in one country over a period of more than 50 years.

  • Rich in empirical material - based on extensive interviews with all those involved...

Seán MacBride, A Life

by Elizabeth Keane Gill Books (October 16, 2007)

An exceptional man, an extraordinary career – a life of Seán MacBride, Ireland’s most distinguished statesman

Sean MacBride (1904–1988) was at different times the Chief of Staff of the IRA, a top criminal...

Agricultural Reform in Rwanda

by Chris Huggins Zed Books (October 15, 2017)

International observers have lauded Rwanda as an example of an African country taking control of its own development trajectory, and as a market-friendly destination for investment. A key component of this narrative...

Politics, Agricultural Development, and Conflict Resolution: An In-Depth Analysis of the Moyen Bani Programme in Mali

by Chuku-Dinka R. Spencer UPA (June 07, 2012)

Using the Moyen Bani Programme as an example, External Assistance or External Interference gives an analysis of a grassroots conflict and raises the issue of international NGO activities in rural development...

The Authority Trap

by Sarah S. Stroup & Wendy H. Wong Cornell University Press (August 09, 2017)

Not all international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) are created equal, Some have emerged as "leading INGOs" that command deference from various powerful audiences and are well-positioned to influence...

The NGO Game

by Patrice C. McMahon Cornell University Press (June 01, 2017)

In most post-conflict countries nongovernmental organizations are everywhere, but their presence is misunderstood. In The NGO Game Patrice McMahon investigates the unintended outcomes of what she calls the NGO...

Independent Diplomat

by Carne Ross Cornell University Press (February 23, 2011)

Although diplomats negotiate more and more aspects of world affairs—from trade and security issues to health, human rights, and the environment—we have little idea of, and even less control over, what they...

The Concerned Women of Buduburam

by Elizabeth Holzer Cornell University Press (September 04, 2015)

In The Concerned Women of Buduburam, Elizabeth Holzer offers an unprecedented firsthand account of the rise and fall of social protests in a long-standing refugee camp. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees...

Dangerous Sanctuaries

by Sarah Kenyon Lischer Cornell University Press (July 22, 2015)

Since the early 1990s, refugee crises in the Balkans, Central Africa, the Middle East, and West Africa have led to the international spread of civil war. In Central Africa alone, more than three million people...

Networked Politics

by Miles Kahler Cornell University Press (February 23, 2011)

The concept of network has emerged as an intellectual centerpiece for our era. Network analysis also occupies a growing place in many of the social sciences. In international relations, however, network has...


by Mark Wyman Cornell University Press

"Wyman has written a highly readable account of the movement of diverse ethnic and cultural groups of Europe's displaced persons, 1945–1951. An analysis of the social, economic, and political circumstances...

The Globalizers

by Ngaire Woods Cornell University Press

"The IMF and the World Bank have integrated a large number of countries into the world economy by requiring governments to open up to global trade, investment, and capital. They have not done this out of pure...

Internal Affairs

by Wendy H. Wong Cornell University Press (July 11, 2012)

Why are some international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) more politically salient than others, and why are some NGOs better able to influence the norms of human rights? Internal Affairs shows how the...

Condemned to Repeat?

by Fiona Terry Cornell University Press

Humanitarian groups have failed, Fiona Terry believes, to face up to the core paradox of their activity: humanitarian action aims to alleviate suffering, but by inadvertently sustaining conflict it potentially...

Borders among Activists

by Sarah S. Stroup Cornell University Press

In Borders among Activists, Sarah S. Stroup challenges the notion that political activism has gone beyond borders and created a global or transnational civil society. Instead, at the most globally active, purportedly...

Activists beyond Borders

by Margaret E. Keck & Kathryn Sikkink Cornell University Press

In Activists beyond Borders, Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink examine a type of pressure group that has been largely ignored by political analysts: networks of activists that coalesce and operate across...

Keepers of the Flame

by Stephen Hopgood Cornell University Press

"If one organization is synonymous with keeping hope alive, even as a faint glimmer in the darkness of a prison, it is Amnesty International. Amnesty has been the light, and that light was truth—bearing witness...

Humanitarianism in Question

by Michael Barnett & Thomas G. Weiss Cornell University Press

Years of tremendous growth in response to complex emergencies have left a mark on the humanitarian sector. Various matters that once seemed settled are now subjects of intense debate. What is humanitarianism?...

Empire of Humanity

by Michael Barnett Cornell University Press (March 03, 2011)

Empire of Humanity explores humanitarianism's remarkable growth from its humble origins in the early nineteenth century to its current prominence in global life. In contrast to most contemporary accounts of...

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur

by Jonathan C Lewis Red Press (June 08, 2017)

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur is about powering up your social justice career.

The world feels so screwed up, so unfair, so unnecessarily mean, so Trumpian. More than ever, the world needs you. This book...

Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders

by Dan Bortolotti Firefly Books (December 23, 2011)

More fascinating and harrowing accounts of the volunteer professionals who risk their lives to help those in desperate need.

Praise for the second edition:

"Direct and evocative, this well-written book pushes...

Historians and Historical Societies in the Public Life of Imperial Russia

by Vera Kaplan Indiana University Press (February 27, 2017)

What was the role of historians and historical societies in the public life of imperial Russia? Focusing on the Society of Zealots of Russian Historical Education (1895–1918), Vera Kaplan analyzes the network...

When Helping Heals

by Tracy Kuperus & Roland Hoksbergen Calvin College Press (January 15, 2017)

Is it possible to work in international development without hurting those we are trying to help?

Over the last few decades, evangelical Christians in the United States have moved from an open embrace of development...

The Political Economy of NGOs

by Jude L. Fernando Pluto Press (July 08, 2011)

Jude L. Fernando explores the paradoxical relationship between NGOs and capitalism, showing that supposedly progressive organisations often promote essentially the same policies and ideas as existing governments....

Criminalized Power Structures: The Overlooked Enemies of Peace

by Michael Dziedzic Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2016)

Criminalized power structures (CPS) are illicit networks that profit from transactions in black markets and from criminalized state institutions while perpetuating a culture of impunity. The book articulates...

Combating Criminalized Power Structures: A Toolkit

by Michael Dziedzic Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2016)

Criminalized power structures are the predominant spoilers of peace settlements and stability operations. This volume focuses on the means available to practitioners to cope with the challenges posed by CPS...

The Politics of Suffering: Syria's Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Nell Gabiam Indiana University Press (May 09, 2016)

The Politics of Suffering examines the confluence of international aid, humanitarian relief, and economic development within the space of the Palestinian refugee camp. Nell Gabiam describes the interactions...

Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Africa and the Middle East

by Terry M. Mays Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 18, 2015)

The Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Africa and the Middle East covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

The Art of Leading Collectively: Co-Creating a Sustainable, Socially Just Future

by Petra Kuenkel & Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker Chelsea Green Publishing (January 20, 2016)

A guide to collaborative impact for leaders in industry, government, and social change networks

Our world is facing unsustainable global trends-from climate change and water scarcity to energy insecurity, unfair...

Activism, NGOs and the State: Multilevel Responses to Immigration Politics in Europe

by Melissa Schnyder Rowman & Littlefield International (July 30, 2015)

Examines how cross-national differences in policies affecting migrants and refugees impact forms of cooperation among NGOs as they establish transnational social movement networks.