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Diplomacy and Negotiation for Humanitarian NGOs

  • Larry Winter Roeder, Jr.
  • Albert Simard

Part of the Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century book series (HSIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 1-19
  3. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 99-136
  4. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 137-151
  5. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 153-192
  6. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 193-210
  7. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 211-230
  8. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 231-248
  9. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 249-270
  10. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 271-302
  11. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 303-326
  12. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 327-338
  13. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 339-356
  14. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 357-359
  15. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 361-363
  16. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 365-370
  17. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 371-375
  18. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 377-391
  19. Larry Winter Roeder Jr., Albert Simard
    Pages 393-393
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 395-456

About this book

Introduction

The history of diplomacy is littered with false starts, misread intentions, and cultural faux pas; yet refugees can’t be helped, nor international rules created or implemented without diplomacy. In addition, governments can’t do it all. In the 21st century, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are at the forefront of global efforts for peace, social justice, and environmental reform.  Success for today's NGO requires balancing long-term strategies and goals with day-to-day and even moment-to-moment issues--much of this taking place across the negotiation table from representatives from governments and international organizations such as the United Nations or armed non-state actors.

 

Diplomacy and Negotiation for Humanitarian NGOs presents a richly detailed practical guide for modern NGO diplomacy and negotiation. Its clearly developed steps, from team building to decision making and coalition building to cultural awareness, suggest opportunities for expanding the work of NGOs in creating positive outcomes. Instructive cases from the past and useful illustrations from current times offer success stories, warn of pitfalls, and describe skills in action for valuable insights into the negotiation process. These guidelines can be used as is or modified to suit specific situations, or stakeholders. Chapters focus on key areas such as:

 

  • The roles of NGOs in war and peace.
  • Information and knowledge management.
  • Security, risk analysis, and intelligence.
  • International funding.
  • Legal matters, including international humanitarian law.
  • Public Diplomacy, Communications and interacting with the media.
  • Protocol, from letter formats and formal meetings to social events.
  • International Conferences as a tool for policy development.
  • Many case studies, including several full chapters on specific examples of how NGO diplomacy has helped shape the world we live in.

Ably bridging possibility and pragmatism, Diplomacy and Negotiation for Humanitarian NGOs is a uniquely vital resource for professionals in humanitarian relief and international development in non-profits, governments at all levels, the UN, and the Red Cross system. Indeed all types of civil society organizations can benefit from this book.

Keywords

diplomacy and NGOs disaster relief and emergency management global health humanitarian assistance international agreements and NGOs international development and NGOs

Authors and affiliations

  • Larry Winter Roeder, Jr.
    • 1
  • Albert Simard
    • 2
  1. 1.South RidingUSA
  2. 2.Defence R&D CanadaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7113-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7112-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7113-4
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