International NGOs

Ann Florini

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548460
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 International NGOs

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This article provides a broad overview of the literature on international non-government organizations (INGOs). The first section presents a historical overview of the rise of INGOs and other non-governmental cross-border ties. It then reviews the definitional debates and research on whether, why, and when these non-governmental bodies grow in importance to the conduct of global affairs. It also looks at the ways and conditions these non-governmental bodies matter.

Keywords: international non-government organizations; historical overview; non-governmental cross-border ties; global affairs; INGOs

Article.  7650 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations ; Comparative Politics

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