Amateurs Without Borders

Amateurs Without Borders The Aspirations and Limits of Global Compassion

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Synopsis

Amateurs without Borders examines the rise of new actors in the international development world: volunteer-driven grassroots international nongovernmental organizations. These small aid organizations, now ten thousand strong, sidestep the world of professionalized development aid by launching projects built around personal relationships and the skills of volunteers. This book draws on fieldwork in the United States and Africa, web data, and IRS records to offer the first large-scale systematic study of these groups. Amateurs without Borders investigates the aspirations and limits of personal compassion on a global scale.

Book information

ISBN: 9780520300958
Publisher: University of California Press
Imprint: University of California Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 361.77
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 312g
Height: 210mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 22mm