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Chandra, Anita, and Joie Acosta. 2009. “The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster: Reflections from Louisiana Four Years After Hurricane Katrina.” In The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster: Reflections From Louisiana Four Years After Hurricane Katrina, 1st ed., 1–14. RAND Corporation. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/op277rc.8.

This paper seeks to address the roles of NGOs and the challenges they face in the process of responding to crises. Using specific situations where NGOs faced challenges in their responses to Hurricane Katrina, the…

Farid, May, and Chengcheng Song. ‘Public Trust as a Driver of State-Grassroots NGO Collaboration in China.’ Journal of Chinese Political Science 25, no. 4 (1 December 2020): 591–613. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11366-020-09691-7.

Farid and Song’s article discusses how NGOs in China seek to gain public trust, specifically through the cultivation of relationships with the state. The authors show that for many Chinese NGOs, working closely with…

Walton, Oliver. ‘Conflict, Peacebuilding and NGO Legitimacy: National NGOs in Sri Lanka.’ Conflict, Security & Development 8, no. 1 (1 April 2008): 133–67. https://doi.org/10.1080/14678800801977146.

In this article, Walton uses three case studies of national NGOs in Sri Lanka to investigate how and why NGOs face crises of legitimacy, or failures to establish relationships with key stakeholders, when working in…

Peace Corps. ‘An NGO Training Guide for Peace Corps Volunteers.’ Peace Corps Office of Overseas Programming and Training Support: Information Collection and Exchange, 2003. https://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia /pdf/library/M0070_all.pdf.

This resource provides a valuable insight into how NGOs function in order to promote peace. It aims to provide comprehensive training for Peace Corps volunteers on placement as volunteers with NGOs around the world.…

Walton, Oliver and Saravanamuttu, Paikiasothy. “In the balance? Civil society and the peace process 2002-2008” In Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka, edited by Jonathan Goodhand, Benedikt Korf, Jonathan Spencer, 183-200. Oxon:Routledge, 2011. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203838242.

This book chapter, written by Oliver Walton with Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, is part of the collection titled ‘Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka; A peace trap?’ which examines the liberal peacebuilding model in…

Tennekoon, Serena. “Newspaper nationalism: Sinhala identity as historical discourse.” In Sri Lanka: History and the roots of conflict, edited by Jonathan Spencer, 205-226. London:Routledge, 1990. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203407417.

This book chapter, written by Serena Tennekoon, is part of the book ‘Sri Lanka: History and the roots of conflict’, edited by Jonathan Spencer, and looks at the role the past plays in shaping and influencing the recent…