Title page for ETD etd-07202000-16380051

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Bann, Amy Jeanne
Author's Email Address amybann@hotmail.com
URN etd-07202000-16380051
Title The Non- Governmental Organization Coalition for an International Criminal Court: A Case Study on NGO Networking
Degree Master of Arts
Department Political Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Corntassel, Jeffrey J. Committee Chair
Toal, Gerard Committee Member
Weisband, Edward Committee Member
  • Non- Governmental Organizations
  • Coalitions
  • Networking
  • Keywords: International Law
Date of Defense 2000-03-05
Availability unrestricted
The Non- Governmental Organization Coalition for an International Criminal Court: A Case Study on NGO Networking

Amy J. Bann


The aim of this project is to examine the emergence of non- governmental organization (NGO) networking by conducting a case study of the NGO Coalition for an International Criminal Court (CICC). It explores the role of this Coalition in the context of the growing movement towards a "global civic politics." An in- depth look at this Coalition is unveiled through primary sources, interviews, and observations. Using a three- tiered model of networking, one can better understand NGO collaboration and networking that are unique in the field of international human rights law and indicative of a new trend in international politics. This model is developed from Timothy Luke and Gearóid Ó Tuathail’s conception of geopolitical nature, Castells' conception of networks, and then modified to apply to political mediation.

NGOs have acted as part of the engine behind the creation of an International Criminal Court in numerous ways. They have amassed over 900 organizations in support of a strong permanent court, as well as fostered relationships with the United Nations, and state governments, and regional blocs. By using this three- tiered framework, I will investigate the networking capacity and functions of the Coalition. The basic research question to be answered is: How does the CICC explain the role of NGOs as mediating agents between states and institutions within the context of contemporary global society?

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