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This webinar is organized by the Global Issues and Transnational Actors (GITA) Common Interest Group. Since 2014, this group recognizes the increasing interests of ARNOVA scholars for transnational and international issues. GITA aims to foster networking opportunities, webinars, and encourage future collaborations. -- International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) play a crucial role in the delivery of social services, often taking roles that states are unwilling or unable to fill....

3/22/2019
When: Friday, March 22
1pm - 2pm Eastern
Where: GoToWebinar
United States
Presenter: Sarah Bush, Ph.D., Yale University and Jennifer Hadden, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Contact: Fatima Hussain
3176842120


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Generalists or Specialists? Understanding the Origins and Consequences of Variation in INGO Mission Scope 


International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) play a crucial role in the delivery of social services, often taking roles that states are unwilling or unable to fill. Yet INGOs vary considerably in the scope of their activities: some organizations focus narrowly on a particular issue or geographic region, whereas others develop a broader portfolio of projects. Similarly, some organizations use a variety of tactics, combining advocacy with service provision, whereas others specialize. Variation in mission scope – understood here as a continuum between ‘generalist’ and ‘specialist’ orientations – is not well understood. This webinar explores how conditions at INGO founding influence the breadth of mission scope that INGOs select. To examine variation in mission scope, we draw on a new and original dataset of INGO mission statements that is drawn from the tax records of American nonprofit organizations engaging in international activities.


Presenters:

Sarah Bush, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University
E-mail: sarah.bush@yale.edu

Jennifer Hadden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
E-mail: jhadden1@umd.edu


Discussant:
Jesse Lecy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University
E-mail: jlecy@asu.edu


Moderator/Organizer:
Dr. Bok Jeong, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Kean University, U.S.A. E-mail: bjeong@kean.edu

 

 

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This webinar is organized by the Global Issues and Transnational Actors (GITA) Common Interest Group. Since 2014, this group recognizes the increasing interests of ARNOVA scholars for transnational and international issues. GITA aims to foster networking opportunities, webinars, and encourage future collaborations. 


 

 

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