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Weak States, Uncivil Societies and Thousands of NGOs: Benevolent Colonialism in the Balkans

Sampson, Steven LU (2002) In The Balkans in Focus: Cultural Boundaries in Europe p.27-44
Abstract
This paper discusses whether the Western democracy promotion project of exporting civil society to the Balkans is a form of colonialism. In particular, it deals with they system of project life, and project culture which has structured Western development interventions. Examples come from the author's own work as consultant in Bosnia, Albania and Romania in the field of civil society/NGO development
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uncivil society, NGOs, social anthropology, civil society, colonialism, Balkans, Bosnia, Albania, capacity building, democracy promotion
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The Balkans in Focus: Cultural Boundaries in Europe
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Resic, Sanimir and Törnquist-Plewa, Barbara
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27 - 44
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9189116380
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English
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses whether the Western democracy promotion project of exporting civil society to the Balkans is a form of colonialism. In particular, it deals with they system of project life, and project culture which has structured Western development interventions. Examples come from the author's own work as consultant in Bosnia, Albania and Romania in the field of civil society/NGO development},
  author       = {Sampson, Steven},
  editor       = {Resic, Sanimir and Törnquist-Plewa, Barbara},
  isbn         = {9189116380},
  keyword      = {uncivil society,NGOs,social anthropology,civil society,colonialism,Balkans,Bosnia,Albania,capacity building,democracy promotion},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {27--44},
  series       = {The Balkans in Focus: Cultural Boundaries in Europe},
  title        = {Weak States, Uncivil Societies and Thousands of NGOs: Benevolent Colonialism in the Balkans},
  year         = {2002},
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