Aktywność NGO I FBO na Bliskim Wschodzie na tle innych obszarów południa
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Krakowskie Studia Międzynarodowe 2014, nr 3 s. 197-209.
The NGOs or the Independent Citizen’s Organizations are the third – after the state and neo-liberal market structure – ofi cial sector distinguished by a formal organization. On the positive side of NGOs we could mention the numerous civil initiatives which advance public education and public debate on global affairs. Most NGOs undertook also projects to fi ght for more equitable distribution of planetary resources. In a postcolonial era some Western observers were of opinion that the sustainable development and the process of democratisation in Developing Countries, could be achieved mainly with the help of NGOs. But in the same time the models of NGOs activities, growing and shaped by the western patterns of economy and culture, were not properly understood and realized in the diff erentiated cultures of Developing Countries. The end of cold war and growind disappointment with globalization expanded the space for religious renewal. Alongside with the erosion of traditional identities and sources of authority, religion was able to furnish the empty space of people’s sence of security. In comparison with NGOs the religious social organizations, FBOs, have something qualitatively diff erent to off er, particularly in terms of empowering people, e.g. giving them personal dignity and selfworthiness.
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