Amateurs without Borders: The Aspirations and Limits of Global Compassion (Paperback)

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Description


Amateurs without Borders examines the rise of new actors in the international development world: volunteer-driven grassroots international nongovernmental organizations. These small aid organizations, now ten thousand strong, sidestep the world of professionalized development aid by launching projects built around personal relationships and the skills of volunteers. This book draws on fieldwork in the United States and Africa, web data, and IRS records to offer the first large-scale systematic study of these groups. Amateurs without Borders investigates the aspirations and limits of personal compassion on a global scale.

About the Author


Allison Schnable is Assistant Professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Praise For…


"Amateurs Without Borders is an engaging and lively read. It is apt to be particularly useful for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are exploring development and constitutes an important addition to sociology’s collective understanding about the contours of the field."
— Social Forces


Product Details
ISBN: 9780520300958
ISBN-10: 0520300955
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
Pages: 262
Language: English