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International Studies


IGOs and NGOs

This guide showcases recommended resources for research, teaching and learning in International Studies.

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Term Acronym Definition Example
Intergovernmental Organization IGO Associations of states established by a treaty to pursue common goals.  United Nations
Non-Governmental Organization NGO Made up of private citizens. Does not pass legislation. Sometimes called a "Civil Society Organization" Greenpeace

Simply put, there is specialized language and acronyms when studying international organizations. Here are a few ebooks if you are interested in learning about these terms and concepts. 

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