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Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations

Edited by: Thomas Davies

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138285507
eBook ISBN: 9781315268927
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315268927
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<P>Offering insights from pioneering new perspectives in addition to well-established traditions of research, 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 organization (NGO) community. </P> <P></P> <P>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 to present: </P> <P></P> <UL> <P> <LI>a&nbsp;comprehensive overview of the historical evolution of NGOs, the range of structural forms and international networks</LI> <LI>coverage of major theoretical perspectives</LI> <LI>illustrations of how NGOs are influential in every prominent issue-area of contemporary International Relations </LI> <LI>evaluation of the significant regional variations among NGOs and how regional contexts influence the nature and impact of NGOs</LI> <LI>analysis of the ways NGOs address authoritarianism, terrorism, and challenges to democracy, and how NGOs handle concerns surrounding their own legitimacy and accountability. </LI> <P></P></UL> <P></P> <P>Exploring contrasting theories, regional dimensions, and a wide range of contemporary challenges facing NGOs, this Handbook will be essential reading for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introducing NGOs and International Relations Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The emergence of NGOs as actors on the world stage Download PDF
Chapter  3:  NGOs’ interactions with states Download PDF
Chapter  4:  NGOs in global governance Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Transnational non-state politics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Constituting NGOs Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Rationalist explanations for NGOs Download PDF
Chapter  8:  NGOs and post-positivism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  NGOs in constructivist international relations theory Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The aesthetic politics of NGOs Download PDF
Chapter  11:  NGOs and social movement theory Download PDF
Chapter  12:  International NGOs in development studies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  NGOs and management studies Download PDF
Chapter  14:  NGOs in international law Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Voluntaristics Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Primary data on NGOs Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Feminist politics and NGO mobilization Download PDF
Chapter  18:  NGOs and labour Download PDF
Chapter  19:  NGOs and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Humanitarian NGOs Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Five generations of NGOs in education Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The roles of the citizen sector in health and public health  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  NGOs and peace Download PDF
Chapter  24:  NGOs and the environment Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Civil society, expert communities, and private standards Download PDF
Chapter  26:  An uncomfortable relationship Download PDF
Chapter  27:  NGOs and global trade Download PDF
Chapter  28:  NGOs and professions Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Religiously affiliated NGOs Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Transnational NGOs in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  31:  NGOs in the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The non-profit sector in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  NGOs in East and Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  34:  NGOs, democracy and development in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Civil societies and NGOs in the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  36:  NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  37:  NGOs in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Democracy and NGOs Download PDF
Chapter  39:  NGOs and authoritarianism Download PDF
Chapter  40:  NGOs and security in conflict zones Download PDF
Chapter  41:  NGOs and the challenge of global terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  42:  International NGO legitimacy Download PDF
Chapter  43:  NGO accountability Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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