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

Label
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
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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
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NhCcYBP
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1980-
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Murdie, Amanda
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ4841
LC item number
.M87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Human security
Label
Help or harm : the human security effects of international NGOs, Amanda Murdie
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-288) 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
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?
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 303 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804792479
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40024015891
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99970546840
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12012128
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
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 303 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804792479
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40024015891
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99970546840
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12012128

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