Globalisation and international service: a development perspective

Document type
Article
Author(s)
Lewis, David
Publisher
NCVO
Date of publication
1 June 2005
Series
Voluntary Action: the journal of the Institute for Volunteering Research. Vol. 7; Number 2
Subject(s)
Volunteering
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Articles

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This article looks at international volunteering in relation to ideas about globalisation and development. It includes a critique of globalisation and of current forms of international development. The evolution of international volunteering into a  diverse, highly professionalised, evolving and essentially complex activity involving a wide range of issues and different kinds of organisation and individual is described. It is suggested that the concept of global responsibility incorporating the three strands of hope, administration and critical understanding could help us to place in context the importance of international volunteering in relation to development and globalisation. In fact, such volunteering could provide a humanising response to the rapid and impersonal forces of global change.


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