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The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors

Edited by: Bob Reinalda

Print publication date:  February  2011
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754679066
eBook ISBN: 9781315613369
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042259

10.4324/9781315613369
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How do non-state actors matter in international relations? This volume recognizes three types of non-state actor: non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and transnational corporations. It illustrates how they play roles alongside nation-states and are interrelated in matters of international regulation and coordination. After an introductory part on current qualitative and quantitative sources, this comprehensive collection of state-of-the-art essays is comprised of four main thematic parts: Part II examines actors other than governments, such as transnational religious actors, business representatives and experts, and also parliamentarians and agencies set up by IGOs. Part III studies the perceptions and understandings in political philosophy, international law and international relations theory. It questions concepts used (civil society, NGO, governance) and covers the limitations to be kept in mind. Part IV analyses the nature and impact of non-state actors. Chapters discuss processes within international bureaucracies (diplomacy, dynamism, bureaucratic power, contribution to democracy) and the quintessence of deliberation and decision making within NGOs and IGOs and of implementation, accountability and dispute settlement. Part V studies specific worlds of non-state actors: humanitarian aid, human rights, security, the North-South divide, health, trade and environment. Accessible and articulately written, The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors is aimed at a wide readership of scholars and practitioners in international relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Non-State Actors in the International System of States Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Yearbook of International Organizations and Quantitative Non-State Actor Research Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Researching Transnational History: The Example of Peace Activism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The United Nations Intellectual History Project and the Role of Ideas Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Transnational Religious Actors Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Transnational Corporations and the Regulation of Business at the Global Level Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Unravelling the Political Role of Experts and Expertise in the Professional Services Industry Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Parliaments and Parliamentarians as International Actors Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Autonomous Agencies of the European Union as Non-State Actors Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Liberal Political Philosophy: The Role of Non-State Actors and Considerations of Global Justice Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Non-Governmental Organizations and Non-State Actors in International Law Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Intergovernmental Organizations in International Relations Theory and as Actors in World Politics Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Inter-Organizational Relations: An Emerging Research Programme Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Civil Society and NGO: Far from Unproblematic Concepts Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Non-State and State Actors in Global Governance Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Limitations of Intergovernmental and Non-Governmental Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Non-State Actors and the Transformation of Diplomacy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Dynamism and Resilience of Intergovernmental Organizations in a World of Persisting State Power and Rising Non-State Actors Download PDF
Chapter  19:  International Bureaucracies: Organizing World Politics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Interest Representation and Advocacy within the European Union: The Making of Democracy? Download PDF
Chapter  21:  From Agenda Setting to Decision Making: Opening the Black Box of Non-Governmental Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Non-Governmental Organizations and Decision Making in the United Nations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Ongoing Organizational Reform of the United Nations Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Reporting and Peer Review in the Implementation of International Rules: What Role for Non-State Actors? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Accountability of Public and Private International Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Non-State Actors and the Proliferation and Individualization of International Dispute Settlement Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Politics and the World Humanitarian Aid Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Non-Governmental Organizations in the Human Rights World Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Non-State Actors in the Global Security World Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Non-State Actors in the Development Aid World as Seen from the South Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Cities for Citizens in the Global South: Approaches of Non-Governmental Organizations Working in Urban Development Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Non-State Actors in the Global Health World Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Non-State Actors in Multilateral Trade Governance Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Non-State Actors and Environmental Governance: Comparing Multinational, Supranational and Transnational Rule Making Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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