Paved With Good Intentions

Paved With Good Intentions

Canada's Development NGOs From Idealism to Imperialism

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For the purposes of this book, Canadian development NGOs are defined as professionalized, non-profit organizations that depend on the Canadian International Development Agency for funding and whose primary aim is to remedy poverty in the Third World. The authors argue that Canadian NGOs are not as non-governmental as they seem, as they now rely on federal funding. A chapter-length case example analyzes the role that Canadian development NGOs played in the 2004 coup in Haiti and the two-year period of violence and repression following it. Some other topics considered include the roots of the NGO boom, the gospel of self help and grassroots capitalism, social movements, civil society and the anti-globalization movement, and development and counterinsurgency in warfare. The book is illustrated with b&w photos. Barry-Shaw is affiliated with Haiti Action Montreal and the Canada-Haiti Action Network. Jay is co-founder of the Media Co-op. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group of Chicago. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Winnipeg : Fernwood, c2012
Description: xvi, 303 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781552663998
Branch Call Number: 338.9171 Bar
Additional Contributors: Engler, Yves, 1979-
Oja Jay, Dru, 1980-


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