This book provides a comparative and critical analysis of the role that faith-based organizations play in international development.International aid and development is increasingly channelled through religious groups and this collection examines the role that these faith-based organizations play in managing international aid, providing services, such as health and education, defending human rights and protecting democracy.
Focusing on Asia, Africa and the Middle East, this book argues that greater engagement with faith communities and organizations is needed, particularly in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, and questions the traditional securalism that has underpinned development policy and practice in the North.Series Editor: Timothy M. Shaw, Professor & Director, Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad"Development policymakers, practitioners and academics have little understanding of faith-based organizations (FBOs), seeing them as exclusive and chauvinistic organizations. Focusing on Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and examining the work of Christian, Islamic and Hindu organizations, this book argues that FBOs are, in fact, important stakeholders in the development enterprise."--BOOK JACKET.GERARD CLARKEis Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the School of the Environment and Society, Swansea University.MICHAEL JENNINGSis Lecturer in International Development and African Politics at the Centre for Development Studies, Swansea University.
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