Transnational NGOs in the United States

Authored by: George E. Mitchell

Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations

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

Print ISBN: 9781138285507
eBook ISBN: 9781315268927
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The United States has played a significant role in the development, growth, and nurturing of the global transnational NGO (TNGO) sector, both through its domestic policies and through its international engagement abroad. Throughout the twentieth century, and particularly after World War II, the domestic social, legal, and financial environment, coupled with US foreign policy imperatives, have contributed to a favorable setting for TNGOs. This chapter provides an overview of the historical context, funding environment, and accountability architecture for TNGOs in the United States, and describes specific attributes of US TNGOs and of the sector overall.

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