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Author Heyse, Liesbet, 1973-

Title Choosing the lesser evil : understanding decision making in humanitarian aid NGOs / Liesbet Heyse
Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2006]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  361.260684 Hey/Ctl  AVAILABLE
Description x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Non-state actors in international law, politics, and governance series
Non-state actors in international law, politics, and governance series.
Contents Choosing the lesser evil : selecting humanitarian aid projects -- Filling a void in NGO research : understanding diversity in NGO behavior -- Opening the black box of internal NGO dynamics : an organizational decision-making perspective -- Towards the reality of humanitarian aid provision : three sketches of NGO behavior -- Traces of the administrative organization : MSF's organizational features -- Consequentionality in aid provision : MSF's dominant decision-making pattern -- Disagreement, commitment, and constraints : MSF's secondary decision-making patterns -- From consequential to garbage can decision-making : two examples of MSF aid provision to Africa -- The opposite of the administrative organization : ACT Netherlands' organizational features -- Working with 'the family' : ACT's dominant decision-making pattern -- Working outside 'the family' : ACT's secondary decision-making patterns -- Decision-making dynamics in MSF and ACT : comparison and discussion of research results -- A look beyond the horizon : identifying steps towards theoretical generalization -- Complexity reduction through decision-making : intended and unintended consequences in humanitarian aid
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-230) and indexes
Subject Médecins sans frontières (Association). Holland.
Médecins sans frontières. Holland
Action by Churches Together (Organization). Netherlands.
Humanitarian assistance -- Decision making.
Humanitarian assistance -- Decision making -- Case studies.
Non-governmental organizations -- Decision making.
Non-governmental organizations -- Decision making -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 2006031449
ISBN 0754646122 alkaline paper
9780754646129 alkaline paper