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Title:The non-profit sector in the context of law in development in Africa
Author:Ordor, Ada Okoye
Year:2014
Periodical:Journal of African Law (ISSN 0021-8553)
Volume:58
Issue:1
Pages:45-70
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:NGO
development
legal systems
civil society
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021855313000156
Abstract:The non-profit agency typifies the organizational form for civil society activity and this very fact recommends it as a medium for development processes. This article applies the non-profit organization model to the study of law in development, by identifying ways in which non-profit associations of civil society serve as useful channels for development and describing how the law can enhance their contribution. By combining multidisciplinary perspectives on the role of the non-profit sector with selected law in development approaches, the article also constructs an analytical framework for the study of the legal environment of the non-profit sector in Africa. Furthermore, using illustrations from Africa, it draws out nuanced aspects of non-profit sector activity in the developing world, an exercise which is critical to any effort to redefine law in development scholarship in Africa to include its non-profit sector ally. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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