Balancing Autonomy and Dependence for Community and Nongovernmental Organizations

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Prior studies have emphasized the dangers of dependence when community organizations seek nongovernmental organization (NGO) support. This article emphasizes that community group autonomy can undermine the effectiveness of assistance. Furthermore, and contrary to expectations, community group autonomy can contribute to suspicion of NGOs, weaken grassroots influence over them, and move NGOs away from serving grassroots needs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Silberberg, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 69

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0037-7961

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/515745

Citation Source

  • Scopus