NGOs and Materialist State Theory

  • Daniela Tepe
Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations Series book series (PSIR)


Approaches in IR dealing with global civil society have a limited understanding of the capitalist state. Consequently, these approaches construct NGOs as part of a global civil society that is empirically and normatively vague. Relations of dominance largely disappear from view, in parts creating an understanding of NGOs as a coherent force for good. The argument supported in this book is that theoretical considerations about the relationship of NGOs and the state have to be grounded in an understanding of the capitalist state and the international system.


Civil Society Capitalist State State Apparatus Capitalist Society Regulation Theory 
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© Daniela Tepe 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Tepe
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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