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The Conference of Nongovernmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This is an independent, international and not-for-profit membership association of nongovernmental organizations that facilitates the participation of NGOs in United Nations debates and decisions.
"Humanitarian NGOs in Conflict Intervention" in: Chester Crocker and Fen Osler Hampson with Pamela Aall eds. Managing Global Chaos: Sources of and Responses to International Conflict
Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1996
NGOs and the World Bank: Is It Possible to Collaborate Critically?
Rio de Janeiro: PACS, 1995
Four Criteria of Development NGO legitimacy
World Development, Vol. 27, pp. 855-64
Benchmark Environmental Consulting
Democratic Global Governance: Report of the 1995 Benchmark Survey of NGOs
Portland: Benchmark Consulting, 1995
The Politics of Civil Society Building: European Private Aid Agencies and Democratic Transitions in Central America
Utrecht: International Books, 1999
John Boli and George Thomas
Constructing World Culture: International Nongovernmental Organizations Since 1875
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999
John Boli and George Thomas
"World Culture in the World Polity: a century of international non-governmental organizations"
American Sociological Review, 62, no. 2 (1997): 171-190.
Intermediary NGOs: the supporting link in grassroots development
West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press, 1992
Catholics for a Free Choice
Bad Faith at the UN: drawing back the curtain on the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
Washington, DC: Catholics for a Free Choice, 2001
"Two Centuries of Participation: NGOs and International Governance"
Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Winter, 1997), pp. 183-286
Non-governmental Organizations at the United Nations: Identity, Role and Function
New York: Praeger, 1981
Ann Marie Clark
"Non-Governmental Organizations and their Influence on International Society"
Journal of International Affairs, Winter 1995
"People Power and Development"
Foreign Policy 76 (1989): 66-82
Michael Edwards and David Hulme (eds.)
Beyond the Magic Bullet: NGO performance and accountability in the post-cold war world
West Hartford: Kumarian Press, 1996
Michael Edwards and David Hulme
NGOs, States and Donors: Too Close for Comfort?
New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997
Michael Edwards and John Gaventa (eds.)
Global Citizen Action
Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2001
Civil Society: The Critical History of an Idea
New York: New York University Press, 1998
"Non-governmental Organizations at the World Trade Organization: Co-operation, Competition, or Exclusion" Journal of International Economic Law, vol.1, March 1998
"New Players in the Old Game"
American Behavioral Scientist, May 1995
The Road from Rio: sustainable development and the nongovernmental movement in the Third World
Westport: Praeger, 1993
Ann M. Florini (ed.) et al.
The Third Force: The Rise of Transnational Civil Society
Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2000
John Foster with Anita Anand(eds.)
Whose World is it Anyway? Civil Society, the United Nations and the multilateral future
Ottawa: United Nations Association of Canada, 1999.
Relevance in the Twenty-First Century: The Case for Devolution and Global Association of International NGOs
Development in Practice, Vol. 9, pp. 143-151
Jonathan A. Fox and L. David Brown (eds.)
The Struggle for Accountability: The World Bank, NGOs, and Grassroots Movements
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998
Global Policy Forum
NGOs and the United Nations
New York: Global Policy Forum, 1999
Non-Governmental Organizations in: Rüdiger Wolfrum (ed.): United Nations: Law, Policies and Practice, Vol.2.
Munich/Dordrecht: C.H. Beck/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1995, pp. 927-935.
Harold K. Jacobson
Networks of Interdependence: international organizations and the global political system
New York: Knopf, 1984
Yolanda N. Kakabadse and Sarah Burns
Movers and Shapers: NGOs in International Affairs
Washington DC: World Resources Institute, 1994
Margaret Keck and Kathryn Sikkink
Activists Beyond Borders
Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1998
David Korten and Antonio B. Quison
Government, NGO and International Agency Cooperation: whose agenda?
Kuala Lumpur: Asian Pacific Development Centre, 1991
"NGOs in the UNCED Process: Test Case for More Participation in the UN System?"
in In the Aftermath of the Earth Summit
Bonn: Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden, 1993
Foreign Affairs, January/February 1997
Creating Global Governance - The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the United Nations
Helsinki: Finnish UN Association 2000.
Middle East Report
"Critiquing NGOs: Assessing the last Decade
Spring 2000, number 214
Peter M. Schulze
NGOs - Non-Governmental Organizations, in: Helmut Volger (ed.): A Concise Encyclopedia of the United Nations
Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, second revised edition 2010, pp. 492-503.
"For and Against NGOs,"
New Left Review 2, March-April, 2000, 63-84.
Paul J. Nelson
Conflict, Legitimacy and Effectiveness: Who speaces for whom in transnational NGO networks lobbying the World Bank?
Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 26, pp.421-41
Paul J. Nelson
The World Bank and NGOs: The Limits of Apolitical Development
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995
Non-Governmental Liaison Service
Social Priorities of Civil Society: Speeches by Non-Governmental Organizations at the World Summit for Social Development
Geneva and New York: UN-NGLS, 1996
"Nongovernmental Organizations in the United Nations System: the emerging role of international civil society"
Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 1 (February, 1996), pp. 107-141
Pal Pareg and Dan C.O. Kaseje
"Growth of Civil Society in Developing Countries: implications for health"
Lancet 351 (March 14, 1998): 819-822
James A. Paul
"NGO Access at the UN: A Narrative Account"
New York: Global Policy Forum, 1998
James A. Paul
"NGOs, Civil Society, and Global Policy Making" New York: Global Policy forum, 1997
Thomas Princen and Matthias Finger
Environmental NGOs in World Politics
London: Routledge, 1994
"'Think Globally, Punish Locally': Nonstate Actors, Multinational Corporations, and Human Rights Sanctions"
Ethics in International Affairs, vol. 12, 1998
"Non-Governmental Organizations and Global Activism: Legal and Informal Approaches"
Global Legal Studies Journal Vol.4:537, 1997.
General Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations
United Nations: Economic and Social Council, 26 May 1994
plus addendum dated 1 June 1994
Arrangements and Practices for the Interaction of Non-Governmental Organizations in All Activities of the United Nations System
United Nations: July 10, 1998
"Learning to Live with NGOs,"
Foreign Policy Fall, 1998
Gunner Sí¸rbí¸, Macrae Joanna, Wohlgemuth Lennart
"NGOs in Conflict: An Evaluation of International Alert"
Michelsen Institute Report SeriesVol.6
CMI Bergen, Norway 1997
"New Global Communities: NGO Organizations in International Decision-Making Institutions"
Washington Quarterly,Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 45-56
"New Global Potentates: Nongovernmental Organizations and the 'Unregulated' Marketplace"
Cardozo Law Review, December 1996
The United Nations and Civil Society: The Role of NGOs
30th United Nations Issues Conference 1999
Muscatine: Stanley Foundation, 1999
Harry J. Steiner (ed.)
Diverse Partners: non-governmental organizations in the human rights movement
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School and Human Rights Internet, 1990
John Clayton Thomas
Public Participation in Public Decision: New Skills and Strategies for Public Managers
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1995
United Nations Research Institute for Sustainable Development
"Partners in Time? Business, NGOs and Sustainable Development"
Geneva: UNRISD, 1999
The United Nations and Civil Society: proceedings of a seminar (October 12, 1995)
Cambridge, Boston Research Center for the 21st Century, 1995
[also a second volume of proceedings for a seminar held November 21, 1995]
Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics
Albany: SUNY Press, 1996
Thomas G. Weiss (ed.)
Beyond UN Subcontracting: task-sharing with regional security arrangements and service-providing NGOs
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997
Thomas G. Weiss & Leon Gordenker (eds.)
NGOs, the UN & Global Governance
Boulder, Lynne Riener, 1996
[first published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly in 1995]
Peter Willetts (ed.)
"The Conscience of the World" -- the influence of non-governmental organizations in the U.N. system
Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1996
"From 'Consultative Arrangements' to 'Partnership': The Changing Stutus of NGOs in Diplomacy at the UN," Global Governance, Vol. 6 (2000), 191-212.
Peter Willetts (ed.)
Pressure Groups in the Global System
London: Francis Pinter, 1982
Working with NGOs: a practical guide to operational collaboration between the
World Bank and non-governmental organizations
Washington, World Bank, 1995
Transnational NGOs and advocacy
World Vision Discussion Papers, Vol.5
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