Global connectedness: The structure of transnational NGO networks Academic Article uri icon


  • Globalisation involves the movement of objects (such as goods, services, finance and other resources), meaning (for example, language, symbols, knowledge and identities) and people across regional and intercontinental space. It is a process that turns what has been local and national into transnational and increasingly global flows–be it in the field of trade, information technologies, or epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and SARS (Kaul 2003). Among the consequences of globalisation are the increasing scope and scale of existing supranational structures and patterns, and the emergence of new ones. International nongovernmental organisations (INGOs), transnational corporations (TNCs), states, international governmental organisations (IGOs), and, of course, individuals participate in a great variety of international forums, conventions, meetings, organisations, and coalitions …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005