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A global disease and its governance: HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa and the agency of NGOs

Seckinelgin, Hakan (2005) A global disease and its governance: HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa and the agency of NGOs. Global Governance, 11 (3). pp. 351-167. ISSN 1075-2846

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This article provides a theoretical assessment of the agency attributed to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) within the emerging international governance of HIV/AIDS. The analysis, which focuses on the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, responds to the question of how effectively NGOs are able to function in policy interventions in the long term. It looks at the nature of the emerging governance system and the role it attributes to NGOs, then raises questions for this system by looking at the operational characteristics of NGOs in context. In conclusion, it suggests that although NGOs have been important actors in this field, they do not have the sort of agency required for sustainable long-term policy interventions in the HIV/AIDS context.

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Additional Information: © 2005 Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: L - Industrial Organization > L3 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise > L31 - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 15:56

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