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Representativeness


Transnational Action through NGO Networks (Part #4)


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8. The representativeness of an organization is a complex matter; many cannot be geographically universal because of constitutional limitations which explicitly or implicitly constrain them to regional focus; others, though universal in intent, have no counterparts outside a particular region, either because of the highly specialized or geographically limited significance of the concerns of the organization, or because there is some incompatibility in the constitutions of the potential national counterparts with the transnational body.

Action:

  • statistics on organizations should distinguish more carefully between types of organization.