NGOs and transnational networks

Author: William Emile DeMars
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745319056
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DeMars argues that NGOs are best conceptualized not in terms of either principles or power, but through the partners they make in transnational society and politics.

Transnationale Akteure und Normbildungsnetzwerke

Author: Cord Jakobeit
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845257172
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In unserer unfriedlichen, von militärischen Konflikten, ökonomischer Krise, ökologischen Gefährdungen, Arbeitsplatzbedrohung, persönlicher Aggressivität und zunehmendem Populismus bedrohten Welt ist eine Zivilisierung der Weltordnung dringend zu wünschen. Zur Zivilisierung der Weltordnung tragen die Entwicklung einer transnationalen Öffentlichkeit und transnationaler Kommunikation durch transnationale Akteure und Netzwerke bei. Zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen, die "epistemic community" und Lobbygruppen greifen mehr denn je in die Ausgestaltung der Weltwirtschaft und Weltpolitik ein. Sie schaffen – zusammen mit Staaten und internationalen Organisationen – neue Normen, sie setzen Standards. Der Band versucht, solche Versuche einer Zivilisierung der Weltordnung plausibel zu machen.

The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory

Author: William E. DeMars
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131754207X
Format: PDF
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It has become commonplace to observe the growing pervasiveness and impact of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). And yet the three central approaches in International Relations (IR) theory, Liberalism, Realism and Constructivism, overlook or ignore the importance of NGOs, both theoretically and politically. Offering a timely reappraisal of NGOs, and a parallel reappraisal of theory in IR—the academic discipline entrusted with revealing and explaining world politics, this book uses practice theory, global governance, and new institutionalism to theorize NGO accountability and analyze the history of NGOs. This study uses evidence from empirical data from Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia and from studies that range across the issue-areas of peacebuilding, ethnic reconciliation, and labor rights to show IR theory has often prejudged and misread the agency of NGOs. Drawing together a group of leading international relations theorists, this book explores the frontiers of new research on the role of such forces in world politics and is required reading for students, NGO activists, and policy-makers.

Palgrave Handbook of Inter Organizational Relations in World Politics

Author: Rafael Biermann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137360399
Format: PDF, ePub
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This unique handbook brings together a team of leading scholars and practitioners in order to map, synthesize and assess key perspectives on cooperation and rivalry between regional and global organizations in world politics. For the first time, a variety of inter-disciplinary theoretical and conceptual perspectives are combined in order to assess the nature, processes and outcomes of inter-organizational partnerships and rivalries across major policy areas, such as peace and security, human rights and democratisation as well as finance, development and climate change . This text provides scholars, students and policy-makers of International Relations with an exhaustive reference book for understanding the theoretical and empirical dimensions of an increasingly important topic in International Relations (IR), Global Governance and related disciplines.

Religious Pluralism Globalization and World Politics

Author: Thomas Banchoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195323408
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Religious pluralism is everywhere in today's politics. Increased immigration flows, the collapse of communism, and the globalization of communications technologies have all fostered a wider variety of religious beliefs, practices, and organizations within and across democratic societies. Thisis true in both the United States and Europe, where growing and diverse minority communities are transforming the political landscape. As a result, controversies over such things as headscarves and depictions of Mohammed are unsettling a largely secular Europe, while a Christian majority in the USfaces familiar questions about church-state relations amidst unprecedented religious diversity. Far from receding into the background, religious language pervades arguments around established issues such as abortion and capital punishment, and new ones such as stem cell research and same-sexmarriage. In Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism, leading scholars from multiple disciplines explore these dynamics and their implications for democratic theory and practice. What are the contours of this new religious pluralism? What are its implications for the theory and practice ofdemocracy? Does increasing religious pluralism erode the cultural and social foundations of democracy? To what extent do different religious communities embrace similar -- or at least compatible -- ethical and political commitments? By seeking answers to these questions and revealing religiouspluralism as both a source of animosity and a potent force for peaceful engagement, this book offers a revealing look at the future of religion in democratic societies.

Humanitarianism in Question

Author: Michael Barnett
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801465087
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Years of tremendous growth in response to complex emergencies have left a mark on the humanitarian sector. Various matters that once seemed settled are now subjects of intense debate. What is humanitarianism? Is it limited to the provision of relief to victims of conflict, or does it include broader objectives such as human rights, democracy promotion, development, and peacebuilding? For much of the last century, the principles of humanitarianism were guided by neutrality, impartiality, and independence. More recently, some humanitarian organizations have begun to relax these tenets. The recognition that humanitarian action can lead to negative consequences has forced humanitarian organizations to measure their effectiveness, to reflect on their ethical positions, and to consider not only the values that motivate their actions but also the consequences of those actions. In the indispensable Humanitarianism in Question, Michael Barnett and Thomas G. Weiss bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address the humanitarian identity crisis, including humanitarianism's relationship to accountability, great powers, privatization and corporate philanthropy, warlords, and the ethical evaluations that inform life-and-death decision making during and after emergencies.

The Charitable Impulse

Author: Ondine Barrow
Publisher: Kumarian Press
ISBN: 9781565491373
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This book provides an account of issues facing NGO's today. Each chapter, a case study based on fieldwork, seeks to identify and analyse the roots of problems, past and present, which have led to the current dilemma facing charitable organisations.

International Organizations

Author: Margaret P. Karns
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Format: PDF
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Traces the evolving roles of the full range of IGOs, NGOs, state and nonstate actors, norms, rules, and other pieces of global governance. This book contains four issue-based chapters - on peace and security, development, human rights, and the environment. It also examines the elements of global and regional governance that are involved.

Making sense of the global

Author: Raúl Acosta
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Anthropology is more relevant than ever before to making sense of the constant intercultural encounters taking place around the world. Even though the discipline was born out of the need to understand the way humans interact, it had for decades been trapped in a counter-cultural stance that effectively disarmed it of any direct influence on public affairs. Recent global trends, however, have brought this academic discipline to the attention of governments, agencies, and social entrepreneurs, because of its capacity to create bridges of understanding between people of contrasting cultures. This ability is today more necessary than ever before in facing the challenges posed by the shrinking of our world. This volume provides reflections on what anthropological research can offer through its thick analyses. We are convinced that ethnographic research can contribute to a better understanding of social phenomena in our global times.