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Pseudo-Issues Paralyzing Transanational Association Action


Expanded version of a presentation to a colloquium of the UIA (Geneva, 9-10 November 1976) on the future of transnational associations within the new world order and published in International Associations, 1976, 28, 12, pp. 571-573 [PDF version]. An extended version was subsequently presented to a panel on evaluating and extending public participation in international organizations, at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, 16-20 March 1977, St Louis (USA) and appeared under the title Practical Problems in Using the Potential in INGO Networks in Transnational Associations 32, 4, 1980, pp. 180-185 and in: The Future of Transnational Associations from the Standpoint of a New World Order Brussels, UIA, pp. 168-205. Also a French revised version in: Transnational Associations 32, 3, 1980, pp. 145-159.
Issues
Issues
Proliferation of NGOs
Representativeness
Efficiency and effectiveness
Diversity of interests and form
Western model
Headquarters in Western countries
Legal status
Lack of coordination
Duplication
Political impact
Administrative problem
NGO naivety
The Challenge

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Issues

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