Constructing world culture: international nongovernmental by John Boli, George M. Thomas

By John Boli, George M. Thomas

This publication illuminates the valuable position performed through overseas nongovernmental agencies (INGOs) within the emergence and improvement of a finished international polity. The members argue that the large proliferation of INGOs given that 1875—including foreign environmental firms, human rights teams, our bodies shaped to control technical criteria, and financial improvement enterprises, between others—both displays and contributes to the unfold of world associations and cultural rules in accordance with types of rationality, individualism, growth, and universalism. The members distinction this world-polity standpoint to different techniques to realizing globalization, together with realist and neo-realist analyses within the box of diplomacy, and world-system idea and interstate pageant thought in sociology.The quantity considers transnational organizing as a ancient strategy of the construction of world principles and norms, altering over the years, that experience identifiable results on social association on the nationwide and native degrees. The chapters offer empirical aid for this strategy, choosing particular mechanisms that translate international cultural assumptions and prescriptions into neighborhood social job, comparable to the construction of country businesses, the formula of presidency guidelines, and the emergence of social activities. the 1st a part of the ebook bargains with social circulate INGOs, together with environmental teams, women’s rights corporations, the Esperanto circulation, and the overseas purple go. the second one half treats technical and monetary our bodies, together with the overseas association for Standardization, inhabitants coverage teams, improvement agencies, and foreign specialist technology institutions.

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John W. Meyer is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University. Evan Schofer is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. Page xii George M. Thomas is Professor of Sociology at Arizona State University. Nancy Brandon Tuma is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. Page 1 INTRODUCTION JOHN BOLl AND GEORGE M THOMAS Like other scholars in comparative-historical sociology and international relations, we have devoted much effort to understanding the workings of nation-state authority and citizenship, the formation and development of civil-society institutions, the operations of the interstate system, and the dynamics of global and international processes.

2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 1. 1. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 1. 1. 2. 1. 1. 2. 3. Correlations Between INGO Social Sector Foundings and Measures of Dimensions of World Development 44 Appendix Table A. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 1. 2. Constant-Rate Model Showing the Effects of Covariates on the Founding Rate of Socially Oriented Science INGOs, 1875-1980 262 Page xi CONTRIBUTORS Deborah Barrett is a postdoctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dialectical processes of world-polity development thus generate struggles that would not arise in a less integrated world (Boli 1999a; Meyer, Boli et al. 1997). Although INGOs generally favor peace and harmony, they also foster conflict by helping to constitute the world polity. Simmel's insight is apt: conflict is also a form of interaction, and actors within the same cultural frame are likely to find more bases for conflict (and cooperation) than actors from barely intersecting frames. Page 20 A Historical Overview Of the Ingo Population The INGO Data Since 1850 more than 35,000 private, not-for-profit organizations with an international focus have debuted on the world stage.

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