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Help or Harm: The Human Security Effects of International NGOs

Amanda Murdie


Do international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) matter? When do they influence human security? This book offers a comprehensive framework for understanding the effects of international non-governmental organizations (international NGOs or INGOs) on a variety of human rights and development outcomes. According to much of the extant International Relations literature, INGOs are assumed to be purely principled or altruistic actors, existing only to solve the world’s problems. This is a strong assumption, as many in International Relations assume that all actors are self-interested and str ... More

Keywords: INGOs, human security, human rights, development, International Relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804791977
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804791977.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Murdie, author
University of Missouri