Journal review. Summary of Authors’ Arguments. Coursework (Coursework Sample)
INTRODUCTION TO NGO MANAGEMENT, 2019 - 2020
CW1 – Journal article critical reading (1000 words)
STUDENT NUMBER: ________________
ARTICLE: Kraft, Kathryn and Jonathan Smith. 2018. “Between international
donors and local faith communities: Intermediaries in humanitarian
assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.” Disasters,
2019, 43(1): 24−45.
● Find the article via the online library journal databases.
● Read the article carefully and take notes of the key points throughout.
● Answer all five questions below on this sheet, writing in full grammatical
sentences. Each answer can be the length you think necessary, for a total of
approx. 1000 words.
● In your answers to numbers 2-4, include the page numbers on which you
found the information to which you are responding/referring
● Review and proof read your work to ensure it is clear and accurate.
● Submit your work to the Turn it In Link on the Moodle site for SY4007 by 4pm
Wednesday 26 February 2020 at the latest. It can, of course, be earlier…
1. In your own words summarise what you believe to be the authors’ main
2. What kinds of evidence do the authors use to support their arguments?
3. What are 4 different types of NGO to which the article refers? Offer your own
definition of each type based on the description and analysis in the article.
4. In your view, what are the limitations of the article?
5. Which of the references cited in the article will you follow up and why?
by Student’s Name
Summary of Authors’ Arguments
The authors note that the war in Syria has led to a crisis not only in providing relief to the thousands of men, women, and children fleeing their homes, but also in issues of accountability. In the wake of the problems war creates such as homelessness, the need for food, drugs, and shelter, many humanitarian organizations have sprung up. While they are doing a commendable job and helping to absorb the refugees in various camps, logistical issues arise such as language barriers, cultural conflicts, and the need to explain how billions of shillings are used. To help resolve the crises, two Christian intermediary groups help to connect locals with donors, complete the paperwork, identify needy groups, and provide aid neutrally and impartially. Therefore, the authors’ central argument is that there is a need for intermediaries between the NGOs and local support groups to bridge the gaps mentioned above.
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