NGOs as a Shadow State

by Ron Spriestersbach A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. NGOs may be funded by governments, foundations, businesses, or private persons. This discussion will consider especially articles in two recent editions of Monthly Review, “The Nonprofit Corporate Complex” by Efe Can Gurcan in March 2015 and “Bangladesh—A Model of Neoliberalism: The Case of Microfinance and NGOs” by Amu Muhammad in April 2015. Efe Can Gurcan posits the following triangular structure of the imperialist system [...]