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Foreign Policy Essay

Foreign-Funded NGOs, Political Power, and Democratic Legitimacy

Editor’s Note: Ron Krebs and James Ron argued in their Foreign Policy Essay in May that countries should welcome foreign-funded NGOs and contended that in Israel in particular they do considerable good. ​Gerald Steinberg, who heads the Institute for NGO Research in Israel, begs to differ and offers a defense of Israel's restrictive policies regarding NGOs.


Foreign Policy Essay

Why Countries Should Welcome, Not Fear, Foreign Funding of NGOs

Editor’s Note: When foreigners give money to political organizations, both the donor and the recipient often become suspect. Governments around the world that fear criticism, oppose human rights, or otherwise reject the agendas of these groups are increasingly trying to ban foreign backing of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Ron Krebs and James Ron of the University of Minnesota argue that such bans are a mistake. They contend that foreign funding of NGOs should be encouraged in parts of the world where domestic support for such groups is lacking.

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