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International Legitimacy and World Society

Ian Clark

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199297009
eISBN:
9780191711428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297009.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conventional view of international society has it that it is interested only in co-existence and order amongst states. This creates a puzzle. When the historical record is examined, we discover ... More


The Authority Trap: Strategic Choices of International NGOs

Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501702143
eISBN:
9781501709777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702143.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite public favorability towards international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), most of these groups toil in total obscurity. A very few INGOs, active in human rights promotion, ... More


How International Nongovernmental Organizations Should Act

Thomas Pogge

in Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199739073
eISBN:
9780199855872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter proposes and critically discusses a principle that sets priorities for international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in a world where their resources fall short dramatically of the ... More


Borders among Activists: International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France

Sarah S. Stroup

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450730
eISBN:
9780801464256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450730.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book challenges the notion that political activism has gone beyond borders and created a global or transnational civil society. Instead, at the most globally active, purportedly cosmopolitan ... More


The Authority Trap

Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong

in The Authority Trap: Strategic Choices of International NGOs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501702143
eISBN:
9781501709777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702143.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A few INGOs have achieved widespread authority in global politics before multiple audiences, but most have not. Scholars and practitioners have demonstrated the importance of INGOs in global ... More


Authority and Audiences

Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong

in The Authority Trap: Strategic Choices of International NGOs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501702143
eISBN:
9781501709777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702143.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the theoretical chapter of the book. It outlines a theory of INGO authority, highlighting the importance of audiences and explaining the authority trap. Unlike states, INGOs are an authority, ... More


The Exceptional Nature of INGO Authority

Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong

in The Authority Trap: Strategic Choices of International NGOs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501702143
eISBN:
9781501709777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702143.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents measures of differences in authority among INGOs across multiple audiences and empirically identifies a list of leading INGOs. The striking evidence reveals substantial ... More


Targeting States

Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong

in The Authority Trap: Strategic Choices of International NGOs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501702143
eISBN:
9781501709777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702143.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

States are the “natural” target for INGOs, yet how INGOs approach them depends on their authority. In this chapter, we demonstrate how leading INGOs use different strategies to work with states, ... More


Deference From INGOs

Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong

in The Authority Trap: Strategic Choices of International NGOs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501702143
eISBN:
9781501709777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702143.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Not all INGOs are alike, and they do not always play nicely. In fact, INGOs enjoy a diverse array of relationships with other INGOs. INGOs compete to offer specific visions of good practice for the ... More


Signaling Principles INGOs, Domestic and International Communities, the State, and Human Security Effectiveness

Amanda Murdie

in Help or Harm: The Human Security Effects of International NGOs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804791977
eISBN:
9780804792479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791977.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with the observation that the INGO world is comprised of both principled and non-principled actors. Unfortunately, actors that work with INGOs do not know what type of ... More


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