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Democracy Struggles: NGOs and the Politics of Aid in Serbia

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Volume 25

Dislocations



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Democracy Struggles

NGOs and the Politics of Aid in Serbia

Theodora Vetta

240 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-099-7 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (December 2018)

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Description

Tracing the boom of local NGOs since the 1990s in the context of the global political economy of aid, current trends of neoliberal state restructuring, and shifting post-Cold War hegemonies, this book explores the “associational revolution” in post-socialist, post-conflict Serbia. Looking into the country’s “transition” through a global and relational analytical prism, the ethnography unpacks the various forms of dispossession and inequality entailed in the democracy-promotion project.

Theodora Vetta is an European Research Council researcher at University of Barcelona, and a member of PrecAnthro Union and FOCAAL’s editorial collective. She was formerly a Marie-Curie Fellow at CEU-Budapest and Swedish-Institute fellow at Lund University. Her recent publications include “Moral Economy: Rethinking a Radical Concept” (Anthropological Theory, 2016) and "The Habits of the Heart: Grassroots 'Revitalization' and State Transformations in Serbia" in Cultures of Doing Good (University of Alabama Press, 2017).

Subject: General Anthropology Development Studies Political Economy
Area: Central/Eastern Europe



Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART I: CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE MAKING

Chapter 1. Empowerment, Fast-Track
Chapter 2. NGOing and the Donor-Effect

PART II: THE POLITICS OF CULTURE

Chapter 3. The “Democrats”: Salon NGOs in Belgrade
Chapter 4. The “Nationalists”: Radikali and Privatization

PART III: GOOD GOVERNANCE

Chapter 5. Revitalizing Communities, Decentralizing the State
Chapter 6. NGOs vs. State: Clash or Class?

Conclusions

References

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