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