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The Resource Help or harm : the human security effects of international NGOs, Amanda Murdie

Help or harm : the human security effects of international NGOs, Amanda Murdie

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Help or harm : the human security effects of international NGOs
Title
Help or harm
Title remainder
the human security effects of international NGOs
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Murdie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When do international non-governmental organizations like Oxfam or Human Rights Watch actually work? Help or Harm: The Human Security Effects of International NGOs answers this question by offering the first comprehensive framework for understanding the effects of the international non-governmental organizations working in the area of human security. Unlike much of the previous literature on INGOs within international relations, its theoretical focus includes both advocacy INGOs--such as Amnesty International or Greenpeace, whose predominant mission is getting a targeted actor to adopt a policy or behavior in line with the position of the INGO--and service INGOs--such as CARE or Oxfam, which focus mainly on goods provision. The book rigorously and logically assesses how INGOs with heterogeneous underlying motivations interact with those other actors that are critical for advocacy and service provision. This theoretical framework is tested quantitatively on a sample of over 100 countries that have exhibited imperfect human security situations since the end of the Cold War. These case-study vignettes serve as "reality checks" to the game-theoretic logic and empirical findings of the book. Amanda Murdie finds that INGOs can have powerful effects on human rights and development outcomes--although the effect of these organizations is not monolithic: differences in organizational characteristics (which reflect underlying motivations, issue-focus, and state peculiarities) condition when and where this vibrant and growing force of INGOs will be effective contributors to human security outcomes
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murdie, Amanda
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ4841
LC item number
.M87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Human security
  • Human security
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Nichtstaatliche Organisation
  • Menschliche Sicherheit
  • Frivilligorganisationer
  • Mänsklig säkerhet
Label
Help or harm : the human security effects of international NGOs, Amanda Murdie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INGOs in world politics -- Signaling principles : INGOs, domestic and international communities, the state, and human security effectiveness -- INGOs and human security service outcomes : the case of development -- INGOs and human security advocacy outcomes : the case of human rights -- INGOs : possible angels for human security?
Control code
879983247
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780804791977
Lccn
2014010111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024015891
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879983247
Label
Help or harm : the human security effects of international NGOs, Amanda Murdie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INGOs in world politics -- Signaling principles : INGOs, domestic and international communities, the state, and human security effectiveness -- INGOs and human security service outcomes : the case of development -- INGOs and human security advocacy outcomes : the case of human rights -- INGOs : possible angels for human security?
Control code
879983247
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780804791977
Lccn
2014010111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024015891
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879983247

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