The Role of NGOs under Authoritarian Political Systems

  • Seamus Cleary

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


The book discusses five examples of NGO action in four countries - Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa and Sri Lanka - with authoritarian regimes. It poses the question of whose interest was served by these activities, the beneficiary group or the NGOs and argues that where these coincided, identifiable benefits accrued to beneficiary groups. This underlines the importance of ensuring that NGOs are accountable to the communities with which they seek to work.


economic policy NGO Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Policy work

Authors and affiliations

  • Seamus Cleary
    • 1
  1. 1.South Bank UniversityLondonUK

Bibliographic information