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  • Ng Ophenomenon 17 Feb 2009

    1. 1. The NGO Phenomenon: A Guide to Web Resources Anthony M. Angiletta Morrison Curator for the Social Sciences Updated 17 February 2009
    2. 2. IGOs & NGOs, 1900-2000 52415 47098 IGOs NGOs 9521 6743 7350 289 1909 1933 1979 2000 2005
    3. 3. Extant Human Rights INGOs by Founding Date 30 77 1839-1945 1945-1975 1975-1998 312
    4. 4. NGOs as Keyword in WorldCat by Imprint Date 2000 2462 1500 1271 1000 Citations 500 384 0 46 0 1800- 1940- 1980- 1990- 2000- 1940 1979 1989 1999 2005
    5. 5. NGOs as keywords in 6 Social Sciences Indexes: SSCI, World PolSciAbs, EconLit, Sociol.Abs, PAIS, IntlBibliogSocScis 5687 3138 118 212 1940/1979 1980/1989 1990/1999 2000/2006
    6. 6. NGOs: Definition and Classification • World Bank categorization and good article • Wikipedia definition and treatment • Non-governmental Organizations Research Guide (Duke University site; excellent resource)
    7. 7. American Context •Associations, Associationism, Tocqueville --Voluntarism and voluntary associations -->2,000,000 voluntary assocs. in US •Interest groups and Interest Group Liberalism: Grant McConnell, Ted Lowi, Almond & Powell
    8. 8. International Context • Term quot;non-governmental organization (NGO)quot; first used at founding of United Nations in 1945 • Historical precedents: medieval charities and alms-giving, sectarian & secular welfare associations • 1775 Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery > abolition of slave trade,1841 • 1828 American Peace Society > 425 peace societies in 1900 and Hague Conferences
    9. 9. International Context (cont.) • International Comm. of Red Cross • Transnational groups: --International Federation of Tobacco Workers, 1876 > International Federation of Trade Unions, 1901 --Second or Socialist International, 1889 --Women’s suffrage movement, 1861 – 19th Amendment anecdote on International Rotarians and Kiwanis • Explanatory Theories: functionalism --David Mitrany, A Working Peace System, 1943 --Ernst Haas, Beyond the Nation-State, 1964 • Anecdote: International Rotary & Kiwanis Int’l
    10. 10. Globalization, Human Rights & Sustainable Development • India: >1,000,000 grass-roots organizations • Russia: . 65,000 since 1991 • WWF/WFN: 5,000,000 members • Amnesty Int’l & FOE: each >1,000,000 members • Greenpeace: 2,500,000 members • International civil society and governance
    11. 11. Stanford-only resources •Selected full-text databases” --JSTOR --Annual Reviews, --Project Muse --Academic Universe --Policy File --CIAO --SourceOECD
    12. 12. Stanford-only resources (cont’d) Selected citation indexes • --Illumina (PAIS International, Sociological Abstracts, World Political Science Abstracts, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Mgmt) • EBSCO (Academic Source Premier, EconLit, Environmental Issues & Policy Index, Agricola) • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) • African Studies Database • Women’s Resources International or Contemporary Women's Issues
    13. 13. Stanford-only Resources (cont.) • Official Publications and Documents indexes --international: AccessUN , AccessUNDP --United States: Congressional Universe, Statistical Universe
    14. 14. Beyond Stanford-only sources: WWW • UN DPI ----UN DESA/NGO Section Home Page •   UN Directory of NGOs • Human Rights and Humanitarian links --http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/links/ngolinks.html --http://www.asil.org/resource/humrts1.htm --UN ReliefWeb --http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf
    15. 15. Beyond Stanford-only sources:WWW (cont.) Nonprofit and Non-Governmental Organizations by Region and Coountry   World Bank Poverty web: NGOs   WWW Virtual Library…NGOs One World organization  
    16. 16. Beyond Stanford-only sources: WWW Sustainable Development    Sustainable development NGOs •Sustainable development links http://www.colby.edu/personal/t/thtieten/sustainlinks.html NGOs at UN Commission for Sustainable Development http://www.igc.apc.org/habitat/csdngo/index.html      
    17. 17. Beyond Stanford-only sources: WWW • Global Policy Forum NGO sites --http://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/research.htm --http://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/index.htm --http://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/resource/bibliog.htm   • Conference of NGOs (CONGO) --http://www.ngocongo.org/index.php • UN NGO Liaison system --http://www.un-ngls.org/index.html
    18. 18. Beyond Stanford-only sources: Examples of WWW Country-specific sites • Palestine --Palestinian NGO Network • East Timor --FONGTIL - THE EAST TIMOR NGO FORUM • South Africa --SANGONeT • Guyana --NGO Forum of Guyana

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