Acknowledgements Preface Introduction: Beyond the Impasse: Theorising Social Change 1. The Emergence of the Unified Nation State: Pre-Colonial NGOs in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka:. 2. Welfare State to National Security State: The Post-Independence NGO-State Relations in Sri Lanka, 1948-2010 3. Secularism, Religion and Parallel States: The Post-Independence NGO-State Relations in Bangladesh, 1971-2010 4. The NGO Industrial Complex: Modernising Post-Modernity Bibliography Index
Jude L. Fernando is Associate Professor of International Development, Clark University, Massachusetts and Visiting Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Yale University. He has edited many books including Microfinance: Perils and Prospects (2005), Rethinking Sustainable Development (2003) and Children's Rights (2001).
'The best critique of NGOs as 'Third Sector' institutions available' -- Richard Peet, Professor of Geography, Clark University, author of Geography of Power: The Making of Global Economic Policy (2007) 'This grittily detailed and sophisticated comparison of myriad NGOs in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka makes us all smarter as we try to figure out under exactly what conditions NGO activities undermine or contribute to genuine democratisation anywhere' -- Cynthia Enloe, author of Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War 'At last, we have a theoretically informed and historically grounded account of one of the defining features of the contemporary world - the rise of non-governmental organisations' -- David Lewis, Professor of Social Policy and Development, London School of Economics & Political Science