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

Sampson, Steven LU (2002) 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
host publication
The Balkans in Focus: Cultural Boundaries in Europe
editor
Resic, Sanimir and Törnquist-Plewa, Barbara
pages
27 - 44
ISBN
9189116380
language
English
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yes
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author contact: steven.sampson@soc.Lu.se
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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},
  booktitle    = {The Balkans in Focus: Cultural Boundaries in Europe},
  editor       = {Resic, Sanimir and Törnquist-Plewa, Barbara},
  isbn         = {9189116380},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {27--44},
  title        = {Weak States, Uncivil Societies and Thousands of NGOs: Benevolent Colonialism in the Balkans},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/6040127/1146152.doc},
  year         = {2002},
}