A new age of social movements: a fifth generation of non-governmental development organizations in the making?
This paper addresses two themes. Firstly, it presents the historical evolution of Northern Non-governmental Development Organizations, proposing an enlarged and transformed definition based on Korten’s Generations. Secondly, it makes several recommendations for how to develop a hypothetical Fifth Generation of NGO-Northern and Southern alike whose activities might contribute to a very broad, diverse, and unpredictable social movement for structural change on both the political and social levels.
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