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By Alex de Waal

Conflicts in Africa, Asia and Latin the United States became a standard concentration of advocacy via Western celebrities and NGOs. This provocative quantity delves into the realities of those efforts, that have frequently concerned compromising on integrity in pursuit of profile and influence.

Examining the equipment utilized by Western advocates, how they relate to campaigns within the international locations involved, and their influence, professional authors assessment the successes and screw ups of prior advocacy campaigns and supply optimistic feedback of present efforts. Taking in various high-profile case experiences, together with campaigns for democracy in Burma and Latin the USA, for the rights of Palestinians in Gaza, and opposing the Lord’s Resistance military in Uganda, the authors problem the assumptions set forth by way of advocacy organizations.

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