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Question: "Harvey asserts that NGOs are 'Trojan horses for neoliberalism'. Critically analyse this statement by drawing on at least two examples of how NGOs have engaged with the promotion of human rights.”

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Economy Structure International development Civil affairs Economic liberalism Neoliberalism Political terminology Economic development Non-governmental organization Structural adjustment Anti-globalization movement International Monetary Fund Harvey Tina Wallace
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Economy Structure International development Civil affairs Economic liberalism Neoliberalism Political terminology Economic development Non-governmental organization Structural adjustment Anti-globalization movement International Monetary Fund Harvey Tina Wallace
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” Following the 1980s debt crisis, which hit developing countries particularly hard, Neoliberalism emerged as the new economic regime. This new approach to development de-emphasised the role of the state and gave more power to NGOs, who promised a ‘freer world market.’ However, as McMichael (2011) argues, markets are not ‘free’ or ‘natural,’ instead they are politically and institutionally constructed by powerful actors. Chief among these actors is the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) who, following the debt crisis, took on the role of debt and development management in developing countries. Their approach enforced structural adjustment in developing nations so as to equip them for trade with the ‘world market,’ which wo...
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