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Title:Social and political practices of the NGOs in Angola: methodology and power relations: the case of the NGOs ADRA and Global Vision
Author:Assis, Joaquim
Periodical:Revista Brasileira de Estudos Africanos = Brazilian journal of African studies (ISSN 2448-3923)
Geographic term:Angola
rural development
External link:http://www.seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/rbea/article/view/60338/37542
Abstract:This paper aims to analyze social and political practices of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in Angola. Through the contribution of different authors and using the proceduralist analysis as a theoretical perspective, it seeks to answer four questions about these practices, namely: what are the NGOs' political and social practices in Angola? How do relations of power take place in areas of intervention? How are the issues related to the public participation perceived? And what has been the contribution of social sciences to the rural dynamics of the country? The article concludes that the interests of mediators in rural development processes often seem to outweigh the real challenges of development; and the domination of the 'other' seems to be at the heart of many processes of legitimation. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]