Conceptualizing Government-Organized Non-Governmental Organizations

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Meeting (Washington D.C., USA), November 17-19

19 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2016 Last revised: 10 Jul 2018

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Reza Hasmath

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science

Timothy Hildebrandt

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Jennifer Y.J. Hsu

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

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.

Keywords: government-organized non-governmental organization (GONGO), civil society theory, power, functions, dilemmas, state-society

Suggested Citation

Hasmath, Reza and Hildebrandt, Timothy and Hsu, Jennifer Y.J., Conceptualizing Government-Organized Non-Governmental Organizations (2016). Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Meeting (Washington D.C., USA), November 17-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2814215 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2814215

Reza Hasmath (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science ( email )

10-16 Henry Marshall Tory Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4
Canada

Timothy Hildebrandt

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Jennifer Y.J. Hsu

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science ( email )

Department of Political Science
10-16 HM Tory Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G2H4
Canada

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