This book examines the ways in which external actors influence Palestinian NGOs in terms of setting development policies and their relative promotion of democratization. It also assesses the capacity of Palestinian NGOs to contribute to the elaboration of global agendas through transnational activism and global conferences. The authors find that local actors and social structures do not remain static, but are transformed as they are drawn into new transnational relations and then seek to negotiate their place within the aid industry and their relations with donors and international NGOs. Empirical data for this study was drawn from organizations working within three sectors: health, gender and development, and human rights and democracy.
The Emergence of a Palestinian Globalized Elite: Donors, International Organizations and Local NGOs