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Author Heyse, Liesbet, 1973-
Title Choosing the lesser evil : understanding decision making in humanitarian aid NGOs / Liesbet Heyse.
Imprint Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.

Author Heyse, Liesbet, 1973-
Series Non-state actors in international law, politics, and governance series
Non-state actors in international law, politics, and governance series.
Subject Médecins sans frontières (Association). 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.
Description 1 online resource (x, 239 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-230) and indexes.
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.
Note Print version record.
Summary How do non-governmental humanitarian aid organizations initiate, terminate and extend their project activities? Liesbet Heyse opens up the black box of NGO operations, providing an empirical account of organizational decision making amongst this increasingly important group of actors.
Note English.
ISBN 9780754683865 (electronic bk.)
0754683869 (electronic bk.)
0754646122 (alk. paper)
9780754646129 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 290510136
Additional Format Print version: Heyse, Liesbet, 1973- Choosing the lesser evil. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006 (DLC) 2006031449

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