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PPPA 8332 Placing NGOs in the Global Context: Welcome & Course Readings

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Course Readings

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Benet, W. J. (2013). Managing the polarities of democracy: A theoretical framework for positive social change. Journal of Social Change, 5(1), 26–39.

Böhmelt, T., & Betzold, C. (2013). The impact of environmental interest groups in international negotiations: Do ENGOs induce stronger environmental commitments? International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 13(2), 127–151.

Burke, A. (2012). Hollow words: Foreign aid and peacebuilding in peripheral conflicts. Asian Affairs: An American Review, 39(4), 181–201.

Büthe, T., Major, S., & Souza, A. M. (2012). The politics of private foreign aid: Humanitarian principles, economic development objectives, and organizational interests in NGO private aid allocation. International Organization, 66(4), 571–607.

Chapman, C. (2009). The promotion of participation in social, economic and cultural life—NGO strategies and approaches. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, 16(4), 577–582.

Cohen, M. A. (2013). Giving to developing countries: Controversies and paradoxes of international aid. Social Research, 80(2), 591–606.

Debrah, E. (2013). Alleviating poverty in Ghana: The case of livelihood empowerment against poverty (LEAP). Africa Today, 59(4), 41–67.

Fowler, A., & Biekart, K. (2013). Relocating civil society in a politics of civic-driven change. Development Policy Review, 31(4), 463–483.

Francis, D. (2013). Making peace global. Peace Review, 25(1), 42–50.

Gerlach, J. D., Williams, L. K., & Forcina, C. E. (2013). The science-natural resource policy relationship: How aspects of diffusion theory explain data selection for making biodiversity management decisions. Politics & Policy, 41(3), 326–354.

Green, R. D., Hamelin, T., & Zitelman, K. (2011). NGOs address structural racism: After the storm in New Orleans. The Review of Black Political Economy, 38(4), 311–325.

Grillot, S. R. (2011). Global gun control: Examining the consequences of competing international norms. Global Governance, 17(4), 529–555.

Hildebrandt, T. (2011). The evolution of activism into social entrepreneurship in China and its effect on rights expansion and protection. Conference Papers—American Political Science Association, 1–35.

Holt, D., & Barkemeyer, R. (2012). Media coverage of sustainable development issues—Attention cycles or punctuated equilibrium? Sustainable Development, 20(1), 1–17.

Jacoby, T., & James, E. (2010). Emerging patterns in the reconstruction of conflict-affected countries. Disasters, 34, S1–S14.

Jinnah, S. (2011). Climate change bandwagoning: The impacts of strategic linkages on regime design, maintenance, and death. Global Environmental Politics, 11(3), 1–9.

Kang, L. (2012). Transnational humanitarian aid in Burma. Peace Review, 24(3), 349–358.

Kárníková, A. (2012). Do they actually matter? The impact of NGOs on the European instrument for democracy and human rights (EIDHR). Perspectives: Central European Review of International Affairs, 20(1), 83–109.

Kuhn, B., & Yangyong, K. (2014). Survey of experts on climate change awareness and public participation in China. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 43(1), 177–212.

Litonjua, M. D. (2013). International development economics and the ethics of the preferential option for the poor. Journal of Third World Studies, 30(1), 87–119.

Lockhart, C. (2014). Fixing US foreign assistance: Cheaper, smarter, stronger. World Affairs, 176(5), 84–93.

McGuire, S. (2013). Multinationals and NGOs amid a changing balance of power. International Affairs, 89(3), 695–710.

Medie, P. A. (2013). Fighting gender-based violence: The women's movement and the enforcement of rape law in Liberia. African Affairs, 112(448), 377–397.

Murdie, A., & Hicks, A. (2013). Can international nongovernmental organizations boost government services? The case of health. International Organization, 67(3), 541–573.

Nurse, A. (2013). Privatising the green police: The role of NGOs in wildlife law enforcement. Crime, Law & Social Change, 59(3), 305–318.

Orr, S. D. (2012). Ethnic identity and civil society in Latvia, Poland and Ukraine: The case of environmental NGOs. Ethnopolitics, 11(2), 159–181.

Princen, S. (2013). Punctuated equilibrium theory and the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 20(6), 854–870.

Reiter, S., Gronier, G., & Valoggia, P. (2014). Citizen involvement in local environmental governance: A methodology combining human-centered design and living lab approaches. Proceedings of the European Conference on E-Government, 219–227.

Riddell, R. C. (2013). Assessing the overall impact of civil society on development at the country level: An exploratory approach. Development Policy Review, 31(4), 371–396.

Rootes, C. (2013). From local conflict to national issue: When and how environmental campaigns succeed in transcending the local. Environmental Politics, 22(1), 95–114.

Smith, S. C. (2012). The scope of NGOs and development programme design: Application to problems of multidimensional poverty. Public Administration & Development, 32(4/5), 357–370.

Tirone, D. C. (2011). Politics and the effectiveness of humanitarian NGOs in civil conflict. Conference Papers—American Political Science Association, 1–52.

Weible, C. M., Sabatier, P. A., Jenkinsā€Smith, H. C., Nohrstedt, D., Henry, A. D., & DeLeon, P. (2011). A quarter century of the advocacy coalition framework: An introduction to the special issue. Policy Studies Journal, 39(3), 349–360.

Zhan, X., & Tang, S. (2013). Political opportunities, resource constraints and policy advocacy of environmental NGOs in China. Public Administration, 91(2), 381–399.

Other Readings

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