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Global Compassion: Private Voluntary Organizations and U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1939

Rachel M. McCleary

Abstract

This book examines how American foreign policy has shaped the relationship between international private voluntary organizations and the U.S. federal government. Private voluntary organizations (PVOs)—Americares Foundation, Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, CARE, World Vision, and Catholic Relief Services, to name just a few—perform a vital function. They are the expression of human caring overseas, a compassion that was formalized during World War II and has continued to grow since. Through the dispersing of foreign aid, the U.S. government has relied on agencies to carry out humanitarian ... More

Keywords: foreign assistance, private voluntary organizations, humanitarian aid, international relief, international development, USAID, U.S. foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195371178
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371178.001.1

Authors

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Rachel M. McCleary, author
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