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Naghmeh Nasiritousi updated their profile
Sep 30, 2014
Cristina Balboa posted a discussion

How Successful Transnational Non-governmental Organizations Set Themselves up for Failure on the Ground

Just wanted to circulate an article of mine that came out this year.  Happy to discuss and/or receive any feedback on it:Balboa, C. M. (2014). How Successful Transnational Non-governmental Organizations Set Themselves up for Failure on the Ground. World Development, 54, 273-287.Abstract:  This paper examines transnational non-governmental organization (TNGO) influence on global, national, or local policy arenas, as well as how a TNGO’s actions in one arena might aid or encumber its…See More
Sep 26, 2014
Profile IconWilliam Morgan, Xianting li, Baekkwan Park and 9 more joined INGO Scholars
Sep 19, 2014
Cristina Balboa posted a discussion

2015 MPSA call for papers - especially on NGOs

I just got a note from Will Morgan, section head for "Section 82 - Professional Associations, NGOs and Non-Profits" of the MPSA. He is hoping to organize a dozen panels this year on this focus.  Please email him at if you have a panel to suggest or with any questions!Call for papers:MPSA 2015 Call for Proposals. The 73rd annual MPSA Political Science conference will take place April 16-19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois (USA) at the historic Palmer House Hotel. The deadline…See More
Sep 19, 2014
Andrea Schneiker updated their profile
May 29, 2014
Andréas Godsäter updated their profile
Mar 20, 2014
Profile IconDavid Horton SMITH, Catherine Herrold and Karen Heard-Laureote joined INGO Scholars
May 29, 2013
Julia Carboni updated their profile
Feb 15, 2013
Lau Schulpen updated their profile
Jan 25, 2013
Profile IconAyse Ozcan, Ramya Ramanath, Johanna SIMEANT and 10 more joined INGO Scholars
Jan 24, 2013
Hans Peter Schmitz posted an event

International Studies Association 2013 at San Francisco

May 16, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm
ISA 2013, San Francisco, proposal deadline is June 1. Please email me if you are interested in joining a panel proposal on INGO research.See More
Jan 24, 2013
Hans Peter Schmitz posted a discussion

Tenure-track assistant or associate professor in public management with an international or comparative focus

The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs of the Maxwell School is searching for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in international or comparative public management. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda focusing on management in public and/or non-governmental organizations and will demonstrate high quality scholarship, the capacity for and willingness to teach and mentor Masters, Doctoral, and Executive Education students, and the…See More
Nov 14, 2012
Hans Peter Schmitz posted a discussion

2013 MPSA: from the IO section chair Sarah Bush, Temple University

Dear INGO Scholars,I am the section chair for International Organization for the 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. I want to encourage you to apply to the section with your papers and posters. I am in the process of organizing at least two roundtables related to INGO issues that I hope will be of interest to you. The conference will be held from April 11 to 14, 2013. The proposal deadline for papers is October 5th; the extended deadline to submit entire panels is…See More
Sep 27, 2012
Julie Fisher Melton posted a discussion

Why are we not part of linkedin?

Wouldn't it make more sense to be a group within linkedin?  We would get a lot more attention.Julie Fisher MeltonSee More
Sep 2, 2012
Syed Mansoor H Gerdezi is attending Laurel Welton's event

ARNOVA 2012 Annual Conference at TBD

November 15, 2012 to November 17, 2012
ARNOVA will be holding its 2012 Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN.Details will be announced as they are made available.See More
Aug 29, 2012
George Mitchell updated their profile
Jul 20, 2012

Welcome to INGO Scholars!

This page is a place for scholars of international/transnational/global non-governmental organizations to connect - share events, new publications, research and teaching questions and advice. We encourage scholars from all disciplines to engage with each other to strengthen our individual work as well as the field in general. We want this to helpful for all members, so please contact Cristina Balboa with any suggestions to make it better!

Note: To avoid spam and other pests, membership is by invitation only.


Important Announcements and News

This section is post announcements and news related to our field and work.

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New Research and Publications

This section is for posting new publications in our field and for seeking/sending advice for works in progress. You can post another scholar's work, a practitioner's work or shamelessly self-promote your own. All are encouraged!

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Important INGO Developments

This section is for posting new developments, changes and initiatives by INGOs and INGO practitioners.

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Teaching About INGOs

This section is for asking and giving advice on teaching about INGOs. It can include helpful films, syllabi, case studies, activities, etc.

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Making Our Work Count

This section is for discussing ways to make our work more relevant to INGO practitioners.

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Funding and Job Opportunities

Please post any job or funding opportunities here.

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This network connects scholars - from any discipline - who study international NGOs.

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Importing Democracy

My forthcoming book, Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan and Argentina, is relevant to international NGOs, because they are frequently the donors for democratization NGOs. The premise of the book is that although democracy cannot be exported, democratic ideas can be imported and combined with the recovery of local democratic traditions.


The final chapter contains extensive recommendations for INGOs and other donors.

The book will…


Posted by Julie Fisher Melton on June 3, 2012 at 3:38pm — 4 Comments

NGO or for-profit? What is the future of mission-based work?

Hi colleagues…


Posted by John Casey on January 23, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Conservation BINGOs and Social Justice in Madagascar

First of all, thanks for setting up this network, the idea of bringing together people who study international NGOs has huge potential. My personal engagement in this subject is quite specific - I am interested in the role of the international conservation NGOs in Madagascar, and I hope from the INGO Scholars network to learn from others about how INGOs operate in different contexts around the world.
It is well documented that BINGOs have been highly influential in the explosion…

Posted by Barry ferguson on April 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Our First Digest: April 1, 2011

Welcome to the first Digest of the INGO Scholars Network!


We are excited that  our online community has grown to 49 members in just a few weeks!  Check out how other members are here.


Please remember, this community is only as strong as your participation in it!  While Paloma and I will do our best to post relevant topics and events, it’s up to you to post your…


Posted by Cristina Balboa on April 1, 2011 at 10:00am

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