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    DescriptionAfter Haiti's 2010 earthquake, over half of U.S. households donated to thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in that country. Yet we continue to hear stories of misery from Haiti. Why have NGOs failed at their mission? Set in Haiti during the 2004 coup and aftermath and enhanced by research conducted after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient NGOs and their relationships with local communities. Written like a detective story, the book offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women's NGOs working in HIV/AIDS prevention, one with public funding (including USAID), the other with private European NGO partners. Mark Schuller looks at participation and autonomy, analyzing donor policies that inhibit these goals. He focuses on NGOs' roles as intermediaries in "gluing" the contemporary world system together and shows how power works within the aid system as these intermediaries impose interpretations of unclear mandates down the chain-a process Schuller calls "trickle-down imperialism."

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    Killing with Kindness
    Haiti, International Aid, and Ngos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Schuller, Foreword by Paul Farmer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 254
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813553634
    ISBN 10: 0813553636

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Rutgers University Press
    Imprint name
    Rutgers University Press
    Publication date
    24 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Author Information
    Mark Schuller is an assistant professor of anthropology and NGO Leadership Development at Northern Illinois University. A writer for "Huffington Post," he is the coeditor of four books, including "Tectonic Shifts: Haiti since the Earthquake," and codirector of the documentary film "Poto Mitan: ""Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy."
    Review quote
    "Schuller's analysis of two NGOs is a singular contribution to o--Mark Schuller"Alex Dupuy, John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan University" (02/01/2012)