International Journal of Peace and Development Studies
Subscribe to IJPDS
Full Name*
Email Address*

Article Number - 65C3A4949285

Vol.6(1), pp. 1-9 , January 2015 10.5897/IJPDS2014.0202
ISSN: 2141-6621

 Total Views: 0
 Downloaded: 0


Emerging role of NGOs in the world’s socio-political affairs

Firdoos Dar
  • Firdoos Dar
  • Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir, India.
  • Google Scholar

 Received: 09 April 2014  Accepted: 02 December 2014  Published: 31 January 2015

Copyright © 2015 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0

The past two decades had witnessed tremendous increase in the role of NGOs in various walks of life and it is now an established fact that their role cannot be sidelined any state while formulating and implemented the her policies. The number of NGOs has grown tremendously and so their functions, conservatively estimated at between 6,000 and 8,000....  They are bringing the voice of voiceless and marginalized to the centers of power, enforcing accountability, building responsive and transparent systems. They are performing an important task in the arena of social, cultural, economic and political activity alongside the state and market. They are being perceived as a constructive power building vibrant democracy and people oriented development. Its absence is being considered as a criterion for authoritarian move. This paper is an attempt to shed light on the emerging role of NGOs in world politics, making an assessment with regard to their gains in the socio-political arena.


Key World: NGOs, Role, Politics, Human Rights, Public Policy, State, UN, Lobbying.

Anheier H, Katz H (2006). "Learning from History? Comparative Historical Methods and Researching Global Civil Society," in Glasius, M., Kaldor, M., and Anheier, H. (eds.), Global Civil Society 2005/6, London: Sage, pp. 288-302.


Anton Vedder (2007). NGO Involvement in International Governance and Policy: Sources of Legitimacy, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers Netherlands. pp.2-5.



Barbara Jancar Webster (1993). Environmental Action in Eastern Europe: Responses to Crisis, M.E. Sharpe. p. 4



Barry FL (2006). The Role of NGOs in the Development of Democracy, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, p. 4. Scoop Independent News world, 12 June,




Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1995). "Democracy, A Newly-Recognized Imperative," Global Governance. 1(1):10.



Catherine Agg (2006). Trends in Government Support for Non-Governmental Organizations, Is the "Golden Age" of the NGO Behind Us, United Nations Research Institute for Social development,, p, 11.



Clark AM, Friedman EJ, Friedman KH (1998). The Sovereign Limits of Global Civil society, A Comparison of NGO participation in UN World Conferences on the Environment, Human Rights and Women, World Politics, Cambridge University Press, 51(1):7,13.



Cooperation between Asian Development Bank and Non Government Organizations, ADB 2004, p, 11,, accessed on 21/ 01/2014



Craig Warkentin, Reshaping World Politics: NGOs, the Internet, and Global Civil Society, Rowman & Littlefield, 2001, USA, p, 15.



David L (2000). Developemnt NGOs and the challenge of change New Roles and Relevance, Rawat Publications, New Delhi. p. 2,9,90,92,99.



Fulvio AD (2010). Multilateral Security and ESDP Operations, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., England. p.73.



Global Policy Forum (2002). 150 NGOs Challenge Democracy Deficit at the WTO and, November 14, p. 2.




James AP (2004). NGO's and the Security Council, Global Policy Forum. p.3



Jenny P (2000). Development, NGOs, and Civil Society, Selected essays from Development in Practice, Oxfam GB, UK. p.11.



Jessica TM (1997). The rise of global civil society, January/ February. J. Foreign Affairs p.2.



John B, George MT (1999). Constructing World Culture: International Nongovernmental Organizations since 1875, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. p.226.



Julie F (2003). Nongovernments NGOs and political Development of the third world, Rawat Publications New Delhi. pp.3-40.



Lekorwe M, Mpabanga D (2007). Managing Non-Governmental Organizations in Botswana. Public Sector Innov. J. 12(3):4.



Lincoln A. Mitchell, The Color Revolutions, University of Pennsylvania press 2012, p. 203.



Mary K (2003). Global Civil Society Answer to War, polity press, U.K. p.13



Matthias F (1994). Environmental NGOs in World Politics, Routledge, London. pp.34, 48.



Matthias F, Thomas P (2013). Environmental NGOs in World Politics: Linking the Local and the Global, Routledge. p.33.



Mostashari A (2005). An Introduction to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Management, Iranian Studies Group at MIT. p. 2,3.



Paul R (2010). The change imperative, creating the next generation, Kumarian press.



Peter W (2010). Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics: The Construction of Global Governance, Routledge. p.153-160.



Sarah M, John KG (2002). The Power and Limits of NGOs, A Critical Look at Building Democracy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Columbia university press new York. p.1.



Sarah M, John KG (2002). The Power and Limits of NGOs, A Critical Look at Building Democracy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Columbia university press new York. p.4.



Security Council, Global Policy Forum, p, 11



Shivani D (2007). NGOs as prime Movers Sectoral action for Social development, Kanishka Publishers, New Dehli. p.180.



Sreeram C (2006). Democratisation NGOs and colour revolution. p.1.




William FF (1997). Doing Good, The Politics and Antipolitics of NGO Practices, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, p.21.




APA Dar, F. (2015). Emerging role of NGOs in the world’s socio-political affairs. International Journal of Peace and Development Studies, 6(1), 1-9.
Chicago Firdoos Dar. "Emerging role of NGOs in the world’s socio-political affairs." International Journal of Peace and Development Studies 6, no. 1 (2015): 1-9.
MLA Firdoos Dar. "Emerging role of NGOs in the world’s socio-political affairs." International Journal of Peace and Development Studies 6.1 (2015): 1-9.
DOI 10.5897/IJPDS2014.0202

Subscription Form