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n this Global Networks Talk, Dennis Dijkzeul, Professor in Conflict and Organization Research at Ruhr University Bochum, will present his research on the Permeability of NGOs and Understanding Politics. The talk will be chaired by Andrea Schneiker.
This event will take place online via Big Blue Button.
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The study of NGOs, and other international organizations, generally confronts a paradox. On the one hand, NGOs are much weaker actor than states. On the other, they – or at least some of them – exert real power in fields as diverse as the environment, human rights, and humanitarian action. It was this paradox that made many scholars doing field research or practioners studying IR feel that something with their theories was off. These theories did not fit what they were experiencing. In this lecture, I will look at the way NGOs actors are permeable to other actors and that the way in which they deal with this permeability determines their power and impact. Understanding this permeability will also help us to understand international politics better.