Special Issue Article
EVOLUTION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE AND NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS: A SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVE
Article first published online: 26 SEP 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Public Administration and Development
Special Issue: Governments and Non-governmental Service Providers: Collaboration or Rivalry?
Volume 31, Issue 4, pages 252–261, October 2011
How to Cite
Nair, P. (2011), EVOLUTION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE AND NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS: A SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVE. Public Admin. Dev., 31: 252–261. doi: 10.1002/pad.610
- Issue published online: 26 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 26 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUL 2011
- voluntary organisations;
- service provision;
- state and non-state relations;
- South Asia
Non-government organisations (NGOs) have become a critical constituent of the larger civil society, and their activities have been institutionalised into the development process. Under the title ‘NGO’, they are only a few decades old in the region, but they had an earlier life as ‘voluntary’ organisations. In the context of the Indian sub-continent, NGOs evolved from institutions of charity and welfare, mainly within the prerogative of kings and philanthropists, to become stakeholders in the development process and the self-appointed well-wishers of poor and marginalised communities. In their journey, they were sometimes partners and collaborators with the state, sometimes advocates and sometimes adversaries. The state–NGO relationship evolved through various political regimes and was marked by tensions—at times overt and at times hidden. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.