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NGOs in International Politics

Shamima Ahmed and David M. Potter
NGOs in International Politics
ISBN: 978-1-56549-230-1
$27.00
ISBN: 978-1-56549-346-9
$27.00
2006/285 pages/LC: 2006023642
A Kumarian Press Book

"A good balance of theory and illustrative case examples. [The authors] successfully condense a great deal of complex information into simple concepts."—Voluntas

"An excellent introduction to the significance of nongovernmental organizations.... Ahmed and Potter have framed a foundational work useful to students and scholars in the field."—Linda L.M. Bennet, University of Southern Indiana

"A thoughtful, in-depth survey of the explosive popularity of nongovernmental organizations."—Midwest Book Review

DESCRIPTION

NGOs in International Politics surveys the full spectrum of NGO activities and relationships in a manner accessible to undergraduate students.

In Part 1 of the book, the authors discuss nongovernmental organizations in light of IR theories, survey the development of NGOs, and highlight their relations with states, international organizations, and international politics overall. The case studies in Part 2 develop the issues outlined in the first part. The concluding chapter both summarizes the main themes presented in the previous chapters and addresses a range of emerging issues.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shamima Ahmed is professor of political science at Northern Kentucky University. David M. Potter is professor of international relations in the Department of Policy Studies at Nanzan University.

CONTENTS

  • OVERVIEW OF NGOS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS.
  • NGOs and International Relations Theory.
  • NGO Evolution.
  • NGO Roles in International Politics.
  • NGO Relations with States.
  • NGOs and IGOs.
  • CASE STUDIES.
  • NGOs and Foreign Aid.
  • NGOs and Transnational Accountability in Bangladesh.
  • NGOs and International Security.
  • NGOs and Human Rights: Women's Rights at the UN.
  • NGOs and Global Environmental Activism.
  • CONCLUSION.