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NGOs and the success paradox: gay activism ‘after’ HIV/AIDS in China

Hildebrandt, Timothy (2018) NGOs and the success paradox: gay activism ‘after’ HIV/AIDS in China. Social Policy Working Paper Series (01-18). The London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Social Policy, London.

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What happens to NGOs when they succeed in meeting key goals, when the issues around which activists mobilize are no longer of interest to those granting them economic and political opportunities? How do they deal with success? This paper presents the case of gay activism in China, which has risen largely because of HIV/AIDS. While the virus persists, international interest has waned, resulting in fewer opportunities for gay activists in the country. The paper draws upon insights of gay activists’ responses in the US and Europe and formulates hypotheses for how Chinese gay activism might navigate the success paradox. It explores potential adaptive techniques by viewing them through a political economy lens of gay activism in China, demonstrating how context-specific conditions might limit the options for NGOs dealing with success. In doing so, it contains important insights for NGOs and civil society beyond China and LGBT rights

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 14:27
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2020 00:31

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