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Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and global social change- theoretical foundations and practical considerations

Emeka Adibe
Obinne Obiefuna


Traditionally, both in the domestic and international affairs, nation states are  considered the major players in policy formulation for the purposes of international relations and regulation. Thus, it is not out of place to conclude that they are also the movers and shakers of social change. In the absence of fuller integration and  representation within the sphere of law making in both domestic and international  arrangement, the increasing influence, contribution and work of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for the purpose of social change, policy formulation and eventual rule making are undeniable. This paper sets down the theoretical frameworks for greater participation of NGO’s in international law making and argues subsequently for their fuller integration for the purposes of policy formulation in International Law.

Key words: Non-Governmental Organisations, United Nations, social change,

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print ISSN: 2276-7371