Conceptualizing Government-Organized Non-Governmental OrganizationsAssociation for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Conference (Washington D.C., USA), November 17-19 (2016)
This article offers a framework to identify and analyze the contemporary behaviour of the paradoxical government-organized, non-governmental organization (GONGO). We discuss how GONGOs’ activities fit within mainstream civil society theories and traditions. Furthermore, we compare and analyze GONGOs and NGOs in terms of their sources of power, main activities and functions, and dilemmas. Finally, we theorize the effects, and implications, the growth of GONGOs has on state and society relations globally.
- international NGOs,
- global state-society relations,
- civil society,
Citation InformationHasmath, R., Hildebrandt, T. and Hsu, J.Y. (2016) "Conceptualizing Government-Organized Non-Governmental Organizations", Paper Presented at Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Conference (Washington D.C., USA), November 17-19.