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The Nature of Organization in Transnational Networks (Part #4)


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This dimension can in fact be applied to three distinct features of an organization, namely its representativeness, activities, or fields of interest:

  1. Universal organization with countries from all continents as members. A distinction can be made between such organizations which permit representatives from countries and territories, and organizations which only permit territories to be represented via countries. A distinction can also be made between universal organizations which have major offices on one continent, and those which have major offices in all countries.
  2. Political bloc organizations (e.g., Atlantic bodies)
  3. Bi-continental organizations (e.g., Afro- Asian)
  4. Continental organizations (e.g., Asian)
  5. Sub-continental organizations (e.g., Scandinavian)
  6. Bi-lateral organizations
  7. Organizations with the majority (75%) of the members, or officers, or funds from one country. There are two subtypes, those with their most important activities in the one country only, and those with much activity in other countries.
  8. The national organizations specifically interested in world affairs and international institutions.