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French NGOs in the Global Era

A Distinctive Role in International Development

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Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture Series book series (FPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gordon D. Cumming
    Pages 1-17
  3. Gordon D. Cumming
    Pages 18-40
  4. Gordon D. Cumming
    Pages 41-53
  5. Gordon D. Cumming
    Pages 54-70
  6. Gordon D. Cumming
    Pages 89-117
  7. Gordon D. Cumming
    Pages 118-148
  8. Gordon D. Cumming
    Pages 149-176
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 208-252

About this book


This book provides a systematic account of the changing priorities, procedures and practices of French NGOs active in overseas development work. It explores whether French NGOs are eschewing wider trends in the Northern NGO sector and uses Resource Dependence theory and a case study of NGO field-work in Cameroon to shed light on these actors.


NGO Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) work

About the authors

GORDON CUMMING, having begun his career in the Foreign Office, is now a senior lecturer at Cardiff University, UK, and a specialist in European NGOs and development policy. He has published extensively in journals such as African Affairs and Third World Quarterly. His monograph, Aid to Africa (2001), was well received internationally.

Bibliographic information


' [a] methodical and comprehensive study combines an impressive emperical account...(both in terms of quantity and quality of detail) with an interesting theoretical discussion...The book is carefully researched...In any case, this book should be an essential reading for strudents of French and development studies, especially because of its strong comparative dimension and value.' Modern & Contemporary France