Doing Good? The Politics and Antipolitics of NGO Practices

  title={Doing Good? The Politics and Antipolitics of NGO Practices},
  author={William F. Fisher},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • W. Fisher
  • Published 21 October 1997
  • Political Science
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
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