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Non-state actors (International relations)

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    • NGAs (International relations)
    • Non-governmental actors (International relations)
    • Nongovernmental actors (International relations)
    • Non-state entities (International relations)
    • Nonstate entities (International relations)
    • Nonstate actors (International relations)
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    • found: Work cat.: Human rights obligations of non-state actors, 2006.
    • found: Climate for change : non-state actors and the global politics of the greenhouse, 2000:p. 1 (term non-governmental and non-state actors used interchangeably to refer to actors that are not officially part of national government)
    • found: Combatting a modern Hydra : al-Qaeda and the global war on terrorism, 2005:p. 3 (scholars define non-state actors as actors autonomous from the structure and machinery of the state, and of the governmental and intergovernmental bodies below and above the sovereign state; transnational rather than transgovernmental)
    • found: Greenwood encyclopedia of international relations, 2002(nonstate actor: any player in international politics that is neither a government nor an organization created by and serving governments, including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational corporations)
    • found: Dictionary of the social sciences, 2002(nonstate actors: category of actors in global politics who represent interests and exert influence on issues but do not exhibit state characteristics of legal sovreignty and control of territory and people; includes various international organizations such as UN and NATO, many private multinational corporations, mercenary armies, and myriad nongovernmental organizations; growth and increased importance of nonstate actors in world affairs since WWII constitutes significant change in international relations)
    • found: The "War on terror" and the framework of international law, 2005;p. 62 (since Nuremberg, it has been firmly established that non-state actors may be criminally responsible not only under national law but also under international law)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 17, 2007(non-state actors (NSAs), in international relations, are actors on international level that are not states: important ones include non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations, international organized crime and drug groups, international paramilitary and terrorist groups)
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    • 2007-12-20: new
    • 2008-02-15: revised
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