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The Resource Borders among activists : international NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France, Sarah S. Stroup

Borders among activists : international NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France, Sarah S. Stroup

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Borders among activists : international NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France
Title
Borders among activists
Title remainder
international NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France
Statement of responsibility
Sarah S. Stroup
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Borders among Activists, Sarah S. Stroup 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 groups in the world-international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs)-organizational practices are deeply tied to national environments, creating great diversity in the way these groups organize themselves, engage in advocacy, and deliver services. Stroup offers detailed profiles of these "varieties of activism" in the United States, Britain, and France. These three countries are the most popular bases for INGOs, but each provides a very different environment for charitable organizations due to differences in legal regulations, political opportunities, resources, and patterns of social networks. Stroup's comparisons of leading American, British, and French INGOs-Care, Oxfam, Médicins sans Frontières, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and FIDH-reveal strong national patterns in INGO practices, including advocacy, fund-raising, and professionalization. These differences are quite pronounced among INGOs in the humanitarian relief sector, and are observable, though less marked, among human rights INGOs. Stroup finds that national origin helps account for variation in the "transnational advocacy networks" that have received so much attention in international relations. For practitioners, national origin offers an alternative explanation for the frequently lamented failures of INGOs in the field: INGOs are not inherently dysfunctional, but instead remain disconnected because of their strong roots in very different national environments
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YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
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Stroup, Sarah S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Nichtstaatliche internationale Organisation
  • Internationale Kooperation
  • Frankreich
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
  • USA
  • Frankreich
  • Großbritannien
Label
Borders among activists : international NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France, Sarah S. Stroup
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([p. 225]-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : where have all the borders gone? -- Varieties of activism in three countries -- Humanitarian INGOs -- Human rights INGOs -- Reconciling global and local
Control code
ocn794306980
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464256
Lccn
2011042190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 7458200
  • 10.7591/9780801464256
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rkgz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794306980
Label
Borders among activists : international NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France, Sarah S. Stroup
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([p. 225]-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : where have all the borders gone? -- Varieties of activism in three countries -- Humanitarian INGOs -- Human rights INGOs -- Reconciling global and local
Control code
ocn794306980
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464256
Lccn
2011042190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 7458200
  • 10.7591/9780801464256
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rkgz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794306980

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