NGOs, Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution

NGOs, Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution

Measuring the Impact of NGOs on Intergovernmental Organisations

Daniela Irrera

Daniela Irrera explores the relationship between non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and intergovernmental organisations (IGOs). The author reviews the issue of NGOs’ participation in the decision-making processes of intergovernmental IGOs and investigates new activities undertaken by NGOs, including their participation in multilateral humanitarian intervention operations, crisis management and conflict resolution.

Acknowledgements

Daniela Irrera

Subjects: development studies, development studies, politics and public policy, international politics, international relations

Extract

This book is the final result of a long and inspiring research process, during which I have collected many experiences and met several people who helped and encouraged me to discover the richness and potentialities of this topic. My interest in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and global politics fitted coherently into the academic environment in which I have the chance to work, but was also nurtured through my involvement as a member of St Joan’s Alliance, an international NGO that seeks to ensure that the equality of rights between women and men is recognised in all fields and on all continents. Representing this cause at the United Nations (UN) – during some conferences in Geneva – provided me with a unique opportunity to test my academic knowledge and confront civil-society activism.