High Stakes: U.S. Nonprofit Organizations And The U.S. Standing Abroad

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Olga Zatepilina-Monacell Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: This research sought to explain the agency of U.S.-based nonprofit nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the U.S. standing abroad, and explore the NGO role in the U.S. public diplomacy. A multiple-case study method was used to look at five 501(c)(3) organizations that receive predominantly private funding and operate globally. The data gathered from in-person interviews and corporate documentation were compared between cases, and synthesized across cases using the theory-building technique. While U.S. standing affects American NGOs’ practices and discourses, American NGOs’ behavior might have a bearing on the attitudes, perceptions, and opinions of international publics about the United States. Both the NGO-owned state identities and American NGOs’ reputation for autonomy and freedom of expression enhance the U.S. public diplomacy efforts.

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Zatepilina-Monacell, O. (2012). "High Stakes: U.S. Nonprofit Organizations And The U.S. Standing Abroad". Public Relations Review, 38(3), 471-476 (ISSN: 0363-8111). [DOI:10.1016j.pubrev.2012.02.003] Version Of Record Available At www.sciencedirect.crom
Language: English
Date: 2012
public diplomacy, NGOs, public diplomacy, american ngo

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