Engaging displaced citizens : an examination of NGO refugee programming on the Thai-Burmese border

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dc.contributor.advisor Dansereau, Suzanne
dc.coverage.spatial Burma
dc.coverage.spatial Thailand
dc.creator Melanson, Holly, 1974-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:45Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.other HV640.5 B93 M45 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22264
dc.description vii, 104 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 92-100).
dc.description.abstract Nongovernmental organizations working with refugees have traditionally used a top-down, emergency relief approach. This type of assistance reinforces the idea of refugees as passive, apolitical beings that have no rights as citizens during their displacement. This thesis argues that such an approach is inadequate and that refugees are indeed necessary change agents in dealing with the conflicts they currently face as well as those that have led to their displacement. It is argued that organisations working within a participatory development framework are more able to encourage refugee action. This framework, based on the ideas of Korten and Macdonald, incorporates ideas of empowerment-based participation and programming that facilitates just, sustainable and inclusive development action. This framework is used to evaluate NGOs that are working with the more than 140,000 refugees on the Thai-Burmese border. The types of NGOs examined are international and local NGOs, including refugee-run organisations. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HV640.5.B93
dc.subject.lcsh Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Burma
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Thailand
dc.subject.lcsh Non-governmental organizations -- Thailand
dc.subject.lcsh Citizenship -- Burma
dc.title Engaging displaced citizens : an examination of NGO refugee programming on the Thai-Burmese border
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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