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Importing Democracy - Maine Author Examines Role of NGOs
07/01/2013   Reported By: Keith Shortall

As Americans prepare to celebrate the nation's birthday - and its democracy - citizens of Egypt have taken to the streets, calling for the ouster of the man they elected just last year. What does that say, if anything, about this country's vision of exporting democracy around the globe? Julie Fisher of Peaks Island is a scholar who has also worked as a consultant to a number of international development agencies, and who served for 10 years as a program officer of the Kettering Foundation. She's the author of Importing Democracy, The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistand and Argentina, which concludes that the ideas of the American Revolution can - and are - being imported by activists within some countries.

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Julie Fisher of Peaks Island is the author of Importing Democracy, The Role of NGO's in South Africa, Tajikistand and Argentina, published by Kettering Foundation Press.  Fisher spoke with MPBN's Keith Shortall.


 

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