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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Graffeo, Elizabeth Marie
URN etd-01052011-134213
Title Evaluating Human Rights INGOs
Degree Master of Public and International Affairs
Department Government and International Affairs
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rothschild, Joyce Committee Chair
Hult, Karen M. Committee Member
Rich, Richard C. Committee Member
  • global civil society
  • watchdog organizations
  • human rights
  • INGOs
  • U.S. donors
Date of Defense 2010-12-10
Availability unrestricted
Over the past several decades, the numbers of international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) that focus on tackling human rights issues have grown rapidly. These organizations operate internationally and work with governments, legislatures, social movement leaders, activists, donors, and individual citizens. As the number of operating INGOs has risen dramatically, researchers have simultaneously begun to investigate the possibility of creating a global civil society that would govern itself in order to maintain peace, create global solidarity and achieve human rights. This research investigates the role of nonprofit organizations in developing a global civil society by evaluating U.S.-based organizations that are tapping into an often-uninvolved subset of society—American donors.
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