Reading Response #6

Reading Response #6 - John Yim AAS 103 Professor Adunbi...

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John Yim AAS 103 Professor Adunbi November 15, 2011 Reading Response to Fisher’s “Doing Good?” In “Doing Good? The Politics and Antipolitics of NGO Practices,” William F. Fisher examines the impact of NGO coalitions and networks and their role in the formation of international politics. NGOs are idealized as organizations through which people help others for reasons other than profit or politics: the idea of “doing good.” Fisher, however, notes the growing number of loosely identified NGOs that are straying away from this belief and possibly causing harm to society. There is evidently a need to understand what is happening within and through NGOs and adapting to the changing conditions under which they operate. Similar to the previous reading of Jelin’s “Politics of Memeory,” Fisher states NGOs, especially the local ones, are becoming tainted and encumbered by the politics of government and international agencies. Because they are so easily influenced by
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course AAS 103 taught by Professor Omoladeadunbi during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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Reading Response #6 - John Yim AAS 103 Professor Adunbi...

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