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Non-Governmental Organizations

Course Name: Non-Governmental Organizations 

Description: The course introduces to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as crucial actors for contemporary policy making. The first part of the course is dedicated to critically analyze the NGOs role in contemporary democracies. In particular, a comparison between American and European experiences will be emphasized and will be a possible guideline for student presentations and papers. The second part of the course explores the role of NGOs in non-democratic contexts. On the one hand, the Chinese experience will be analyzed with reference to the issues of NGO's autonomy. On the other hand, I will introduce to the challenges of NGOs involvement in peace keeping and state building operations, with a specific focus on their relationship with armed forces, insurgents and civilians.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: None

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