5.1 NGOs

5.1 NGOs - Non-Governmental Organizations Not all are...

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Non-Governmental Organizations Not all are “liberal”, nor do all espouse “universally virtuous” or “secular” causes o Ex: intl. terrorist networks, drug cartels, money laundering operations, etc. NGOs have increased influence How NGOs exert influence: Most important/effective roles: Present info on issues Mobilize publics in different states and use media to try and influence states and IGOs: will often rally intl. allies to pressure a state on behalf of a certain group or cause Provide symbolic frames through which people understand events and identify who the “targets” of grievances are Mobilize material resources Try and hold states and IGOs accountable for their actions; threaten their reputations Why is the Influence of NGOs Growing? Growing numbers of NGOs and more committed activists Issues they tackle are often global or interdependent (i.e., affect many people: e.g., AIDS, pollution) Communication revolution has increased their ability to carry out activities on a
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