5 Best Books About Ngos Update 05/2022

Books About Ngos

Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs: Gender Violence and Reproductive Rights

Jutta M. Joachim

Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs Gender Violence and Reproductive Rights

During the mid-1990s, when the United Nations said that a woman had a right to be free from bodily harm and to control her own reproductive health, it was both a big victory for the international women’s rights movement and a good lesson for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) who want to influence UN decisions.

In 1993, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the elimination of all forms of violence against women, and in 1994, the UN’s Conference on Population and Development decided to put women’s reproductive rights and health at the top of its global population growth management program. Before then, there was little agreement among governments about what constitutes violence against women and how much control a woman should have over reproduction. During the years before these decisions, Jutta Joachim talks about how women’s groups got smart about how to frame the issues, take advantage of political opportunities in the international environment, and mobilize people. They also overcame the cultural opposition of many UN members to make women’s rights a global issue.

Joachim’s careful look at the documents, meetings, and actions of the UN and women’s advocacy groups, as well as interviews with key people from the groups and her own participation in the meetings, shows that state-centered international relations theories don’t work well when they apply to the UN. She also shows how NGOs can push rights issues onto the UN agenda, and she gives insights into the factors that affect NGO influence. In this way, Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs breaks away from traditional international relations theory by using social movement literature to show how rights groups can get things done at the international level. This way, it shows how rights groups can get things done.

All In: The Spread of Gambling in Twentieth-Century United States

Jonathan D Cohen

Gambling, the risky business of chance, is one of the most popular things to do in the United States. Everyone at work makes March Madness brackets, but they also make bets at the racetrack and play bingo. The recent media frenzy over the Powerball jackpot shows how widespread this major economic force and cultural phenomenon is. Over $140 billion is made by casinos and lotteries in the United States every year. About 70 percent of Americans do this on a regular basis, which adds up to a lot of money. However, a hundred years ago, gambling was very rare in the United States.

All In is a new look at the history of gambling in the United States. It looks at the changing economic, cultural, religious, and political conditions that made it easier for gambling to spread and become more popular in American consumerism and popular culture. There are a lot of different essays in this book that talk about everything from commercial and Native American casinos to sports betting, lotteries, bingo, and more. They all help to show how gambling became so common in the twentieth century.

This book looks at five different aspects of American gambling history: crime, advertising, politics, religion, and identity. It comes from a wide range of academic fields.

In this way, All In sheds light on the debates about gambling’s growth, the failed efforts to stop it, and the consequences of its widespread use in the United States.

Beyond the Boomerang: From Transnational Advocacy Networks to Transcalar Advocacy in International Politics

Edited by Christopher L. Pallas and Elizabeth A. Bloodgood

Essays that come up with a new, empirically based theory of transnational advocacy.

Activists beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics by Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink in 1998 was the first book to talk about the boomerang theory. It is still one of the first theories that can be used to explain why groups of NGOs and people who want to help other groups around the world form advocacy networks. Since the book was written, however, the real-world conditions that led to their theory have changed. The types of people who help with international advocacy have changed. Northern NGOs have lost power and influence, and they have been cut off from southern states. Southern NGOs have learned how to do their own advocacy and have often built better relationships with their own governments. The structure of global governance has also changed, giving more power and access to people from the south.

“Beyond the Boomerang: From Transnational Advocacy Networks to Transcalar Advocacy in International Politics,” by Christopher L. Pallas and Elizabeth A. Bloodgood, is a collection of cutting-edge research that combines a new theoretical framework with cutting-edge research to give a clear picture of how global advocacy works today. This new theory of transcalar advocacy is all about advocacy activities and policy changes that go across different levels or scales of politics. In transcalar advocacy, all NGOs, both northern and southern, are seen as strategic actors who can choose the targets, scales of advocacy, and partnerships that work best for them. The case studies in this book use data from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia to show how this theory is based on real-world evidence. In some chapters, there are cross-national comparisons. The chapters show how many people are involved in advocacy work, from NGOs and social movements to governments and businesses. Contributors use both qualitative and quantitative methods and draw on ideas from political science, international relations, and sociology to help them write their paper. The case studies also cover a wide range of topics, from women’s rights to environmental protection, sustainable farming, health policy, and democracy promotion.

Building Back Better in India: Development, NGOs, and Artisanal Fishers after the 2004 Tsunami

Raja Swamy

Building Back Better in India Development, NGOs, and Artisanal Fishers after the 2004 Tsunami

It looks at humanitarian aid and disaster reconstruction in a critical way.

People in India after the 2004 Tsunami: Development, NGOs, and fisherman who make their living by hand. In this lesson, we’ll talk about how natural disasters affect the strategies and priorities of neoliberalizing states in the modern world. As more people are concerned about “disaster capitalism,” Raja Swamy gives an ethnographically rich account of post-disaster reconstruction, its disputed goals, and the mixed results of state policy, humanitarian aid, and local resistance. This book is a good read for people who want to learn more about disaster capitalism. Swamy looks at the planning and implementation of a rebuilding process in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu that tried to change the geography of a coastal area in a big way after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

An ethnographic study done in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam District shows how and why the state-led, multilaterally financed, and NGO-mediated reconstruction focused on moving coastal fisherman out of their homes, Swamy says. This account looks at how NGO action is different, especially when it comes to important political issues that affect the well-being of their supposed beneficiaries. It also looks at how disaster survivors and their allies among NGOs use their political power to change the meanings of recovery while they are rebuilding.

This is what happened to the relationship between the state and artisanal fishers through humanitarian help. NGOs and fishers both gave aid and received aid from humanitarian groups. This shows how the relationship between artisanal fishers and the state has been complicated in the past. Importantly, this study looks at the ambiguous role that NGOs play in the distribution of aid, as well as the fishers of Nagapattinam, who were the main recipients of aid. They had to give up their claims to the coast in order to get the humanitarian gift of housing. Disasters, humanitarianism, and scholarship all come together in India to make it easier for people to get back on their feet.

Citizens against Crime and Violence: Societal Responses in Mexico

Trevor Stack

Mexico has become known for its crime-related violence, and the efforts of governments and groups from both inside and outside Mexico have been mostly ineffective. Citizens Against Crime and Violence is a project that studies how people in the state of Michoacán, one of Mexico’s most violent places, react to crime and violence. Anthropologists and sociologists from six different cities in Michoacán, Mexico, did a twelve-month study of six different communities. They looked at five types of social responses: local citizen security councils that try to influence the way security is enforced, including by self-defense groups; cultural activists who want to create safe “cultural” fields from which to change their society; and self-defense groups.

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