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2018 Lionel Gelber Prize Shortlist announced

Jury Chair Janice Stein announced the shortlist for the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize on February 13.

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The Authority Trap – Strategic Choices of International NGOs

By Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong Not all international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) are created equal, Some have emerged as “leading INGOs” that command deference from various powerful audiences and are well-positioned to influence the practices of states, corporations, and other INGOs. Yet Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong make a strong case for the tenuous nature of this position: in order to retain their authority, INGOs such as Greenpeace, Oxfam, and Amnesty International refrain from expressing radical opinions that severely damage their long-term reputation. Stroup and Wong contend such INGOs must constantly adjust their behaviour to maintain a...

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