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Borders among Activists: International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France

Sarah S. Stroup


This book challenges the notion that political activism has gone beyond borders and created a global or transnational civil society. Instead, at the most globally active, purportedly cosmopolitan groups in the world, international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) organizational practices are deeply tied to national environments, creating great diversity in the way these groups organize themselves, engage in advocacy, and deliver services. The book offers detailed profiles of these “varieties of activism” in the United States, Britain, and France. These three countries are the most popular ... More

Keywords: political activism, global civil society, transnational civil society, international nongovernmental organizations, INGOs, advocacy, fund-raising, international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450730
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah S. Stroup, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College