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dc.contributor.authorFioramonti, Lorenzo*
dc.contributor.editorMenocal, Alina Rochaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:54:55Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:54:55Zen
dc.date.issued2004-11-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0961452042000283978en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130658en
dc.descriptionThe promotion of democracy has often been a top-down process characterised by assistance policies targeted toward the macro level. When bottom-up policies have been attempted, they too have tended to address professionalised NGOs, with scarce grassroots membership and contact. Only over the past few years have donors begun to implement programmes aimed at developing what can be called `micro-assistance' to democracy, defined as democracy assistance directed to small, often community-based, organisations in the field. This article describes the EU's micro-assistance to democracy in South Africa after 1994. The data gathered comes from interviews conducted with project officials and semi-structured interviews with all directors of Community-Based Organisations that have received funds from the EU. Some preliminary findings suggest that micro-assistance to democracy in South Africa responds to specific problems affecting local civil society, even though most of these organisations remain scarcely sustainable and their skills to influence local policies are limited.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent12en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/analysing-micro-assistance-to-democracy-eu-support-for-grassroots-organisations-130658
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleAnalysing micro-assistance to democracy: EU support for grassroots organisations in South Africaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countrySouth Africaen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordCivil society
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number6en
prism.volume14en


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