"Offering insights from pioneering new perspectives in addition to well-established traditions of research and pioneering new perspectives, this Handbook considers the activities not only of advocacy groups in the environmental, feminist, human rights, humanitarian, and peace sectors, but also the array of religious, professional, and business associations that make up the wider Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) community. Including perspectives from multiple world regions the book takes account of institutions in the Global South, alongside better-known structures of the Global North. International contributors from a range of disciplines cover all the major aspects of research into NGOs in International Relations IR to present: - A comprehensive overview of the historical evolution of NGOs, the range of structural forms and international networks. - Coverage of major theoretical perspectives. - Illustrations of how NGOs are influential in every issue area of contemporary International Relations. Each chapter incorporates discussions of the categories of NGOs in the respective issue areas, the range of approaches to the issues, the strategies used, and their influence. - Explanation of the significant regional variations among NGOs including the variety of NGOs present, the nature of their activities, their influence in the region, and how regional contexts influences the nature and impact of NGOs. - Analysis of the ways NGOs address authoritarianism, terrorism, and challenges to democracy, terrorism, austerity, and how they NGOs handle concerns surrounding their own legitimacy and accountability"-- Provided by publisher.
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The emergence of NGOs as actors on the world stage / Norbert Götz NGOs' interactions with states / Sarah S. Stroup Ngos in global governance / Molly Ruhlman Transnational non-state politics / Thomas Davies Constituting NGOs / William E. DeMars and Dennis Dijkzeul Rationalist explanations for NGOs / Youngwan Kim Ngos and post-positivism : two likely friends? / Jutta Joachim, Chris Nijhuis, and Andrea Schneiker NGOs in constructivist international relations theory / Christopher Marc Lilyblad The aesthetic politics of NGOs / Holly Eva Ryan NGOs and social movement theory / Clare Saunders and Silke Roth International NGOs in development studies / Helen Yanacopulos NGOs and management studies / David Lewis NGOs in international law : reconsidering personality and participation (again) / Math Noortmann Voluntaristics : global research on NGOs and the non-profit sector / David Horton Smith Primary data on NGOs : pushing the bounds of present possibilities / Elizabeth Bloodgood Feminist politics and ngo mobilization : can NGOs degender global governance? / Paulina García-Del Moral, Di Wang, and Myra Marx Ferree NGOs and labour / Bob Reinalda NGOs and human rights / Marc Polizzi and Amanda Murdie Humanitarian NGOs / Silke Roth Five generations of NGOs in education : from humanitarianism to global capitalism / Will Brehm and Iveta Silova The roles of the citizen sector in health and public health / Paul Gaist and Victoria Chau NGOs and peace / Margarita H. Petrova NGOs and the environment / Naghmeh Nasiritousi Civil society, expert communities, and private standards / Alejandro M. Peña An uncomfortable relationship : NGOs, trade associations, and the development of industry self-regulation / Jonathan Doh, Tazeeb Rajwani, and Thomas Lawton NGOs and global trade / Erin Hannah and James Scott NGOs and professions / Raquel Rego Religiously affiliated NGOs / Karsten Lehmann Transnational NGOs in the United States / George E. Mitchell NGOs in the European Union / Matthias Freise The non-profit sector in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia / David Horton Smith, Alisa V. Moldavanova, and Svitlana Krasynska NGOs in East and Southeast Asia / Lei Xie and Joshua Garland NGOs, democracy and development in Latin America / Inés M. Pousadela Civil societies and NGOs in the Middle East and North Africa : the cases of Egypt and Tunisia / Sarah Ben Néfissa NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa : potentials, constraints and diverging experiences / Hans Holmén NGOs in South Asia / Patrick Kilby Democracy and NGOs / Sarah Sunn Bush NGOs and authoritarianism / Andrew Heiss NGOs and security in conflict zones / Daniela Irrera NGOs and the challenge of global terrorism / Omi Hodwitz International ngo legitimacy : challenges and responses / Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre and Hans Peter Schmitz NGO accountability / Angela Crack.
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