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The Resource Internal affairs : how the structure of NGOs transforms human rights, Wendy H. Wong

Internal affairs : how the structure of NGOs transforms human rights, Wendy H. Wong

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Internal affairs : how the structure of NGOs transforms human rights
Title
Internal affairs
Title remainder
how the structure of NGOs transforms human rights
Statement of responsibility
Wendy H. Wong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why are some international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) more politically salient than others, and why are some NGOs better able to influence the norms of human rights? Internal Affairs shows how the organizational structures of human rights NGOs and their campaigns determine their influence on policy. Drawing on data from seven major international organizations--the International Committee of the Red Cross, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Médecins sans Frontières, Oxfam International, Anti-Slavery International, and the International League of Human Rights--Wendy H. Wong demonstrates that NGOs that choose to centralize agenda-setting and decentralize the implementation of that agenda are more successful in gaining traction in international politics. Challenging the conventional wisdom that the most successful NGOs are those that find the "right" cause or have the most resources, Wong shows that how NGOs make and implement decisions is critical to their effectiveness in influencing international norms about human rights. Building on the insights of network theory and organizational sociology, Wong traces how power works within NGOs and affects their external authority. The internal coherence of an organization, as reflected in its public statements and actions, goes a long way to assure its influence over the often tumultuous elements of the international human rights landscape."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wong, Wendy H.
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.W876 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human rights advocacy
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Organizational behavior
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Organizational behavior
  • Nichtstaatliche Organisation
  • Menschenrechtsorganisation
  • Organisationsstruktur
  • Menschenrechtspolitik
Label
Internal affairs : how the structure of NGOs transforms human rights, Wendy H. Wong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-237) 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
Introduction : internal affairs and external influence -- Salience in human rights -- The importance of organizational structure -- Amnesty International : the NGO that made human rights important -- Other models of advocating change -- Using campaigns to examine organizational and ideational salience
Control code
774982517
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780801479793
Lccn
2012002420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 7697234
  • 99950048375
System control number
(OCoLC)774982517
Label
Internal affairs : how the structure of NGOs transforms human rights, Wendy H. Wong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-237) 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
Introduction : internal affairs and external influence -- Salience in human rights -- The importance of organizational structure -- Amnesty International : the NGO that made human rights important -- Other models of advocating change -- Using campaigns to examine organizational and ideational salience
Control code
774982517
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780801479793
Lccn
2012002420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 7697234
  • 99950048375
System control number
(OCoLC)774982517

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