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„Dyplomacja” organizacji pozarządowych
Non-Governmental Organizations’ Diplomacy

Author(s): Beata Surmacz
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: organizacje pozarządowe; dyplomacja; non-governmental organizations; diplomacy

Summary/Abstract: The increasing international activities of non-governmental actors contribute a novel transnational dimension to diplomacy and international relations. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participate primarily in multi-actor decision-making processes and can shape their conduct and outcome. NGOs are not sovereign diplomatic entities; thus, they must partner with states and international organisations. However, if representation is considered an important principle of diplomacy, then NGOs are contributing to an essential change in social representation on international arena regardless of the objectives and controversies surrounding NGOs’ own diplomatic legitimacy, responsibility and capacity for representation.

  • Issue Year: 49/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-70
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish