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Advocacy organizations and collective action

Author: Aseem Prakash; Mary Kay Gugerty
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Advocacy organizations are viewed as actors motivated primarily by principled beliefs. This volume outlines a new agenda for the study of advocacy organizations, proposing a model of NGOs as collective actors that seek to fulfil normative concerns and instrumental incentives, face collective action problems, and compete as well as collaborate with other advocacy actors. The firm analogy is a useful way of studying
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Advocacy organizations and collective action.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010031214
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aseem Prakash; Mary Kay Gugerty
ISBN: 9780511918803 0511918801 9780511762635 0511762631
OCLC Number: 694850377
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 318 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Half-title --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Figures and tables --
Contributors --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1 Advocacy organizations and collective action: an introduction --
Institutional emergence and boundaries --
Organizational structures --
Agency conflicts and accountability --
References --
Part 1 The institutional environment and advocacy organizations --
2 The price of advocacy: mobilization and maintenance in advocacy organizations --
Collective action and advocacy organizations --
Advocacy organization formation --
Advocacy organization development --
Scenic Hudson and the origins of the NRDC --
Finding common ground --
Building an organization --
Litigation and the environment --
Conclusion --
References --
3 Acting in good faith: an economic approach to religious organizations as advocacy groups --
The economics of religion --
Empirical illustrations --
Conclusion: Lessons from the economics of religion --
References --
4 Institutional environment and the organization of advocacy NGOs in the OECD --
The institutional affinities of advocacy organizations --
National legislation and international advocacy organizations8217; collective action problem --
Advocacy organizations8217; institutional environment in the OECD --
Conclusions --
References --
Part 2 Advocacy tactics and strategies --
5 The market for human rights --
Caveats --
The moral theory --
Anomalies --
The human rights market --
Costs of support and the supply of causes --
Market structure and the demand for causes --
Amnesty International and the demand for human rights --
Demand reshaping supply --
Conclusion --
References --
6 Brand identity and the tactical repertoires of advocacy organizations --
The relationship between brands and tactics --
Differentiation: insider versus outsider tactics --
Analyzing advocacy organization tactics --
Findings --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Organizations --
References --
7 Shopping around: environmental organizations and the search for policy venues --
Venues, arenas, and jurisdictions --
The Atlantic States Legal Foundation: no longer 8220;Atlantic8221; or 8220;legal8221; --
The Partnership for Onondaga Creek: one issue, multiple targets --
Case discussion --
Models of venue-shopping --
Advocacy organizations and venue-shopping --
Conclusion --
References --
Part 3 International advocacy and market structures --
8 The political economy of transnational action among international NGOs --
A 8220;civil8221; global society? Organizational density and marketization --
Organizational environments, contracting and NGO incentives --
Competitive bidding and refugee relief in Goma --
Multiple principals and Bosnia8217;s POWs --
Conclusion --
References --
9 Advocacy organizations, networks, and the firm analogy --
The transnational NGO study --
TNGOs and advocacy --
Production functions, theories of the firm, and organizational boundaries --
Conclusions --
References --
10 Shaping civic advocacy: international and domestic policies toward Russia8217;s NGO sector --
NGO emergence --
Yeltsin8217;s Russia: NGOs8217; first decade --
The Putin presidency --
Conclusion --
References --
Interviews --
Part 4 Toward a new research program --
11 Rethinking advocacy organizations?
Responsibility: edited by Aseem Prakash and Mary Kay Gugerty.


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