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Gerard, Jean-Baptiste, 2011. The E-NGOs and their networks: the use of relationships in goal achievement : The theories of social network and social capital studied through three E-NGOs . Second cycle, A1E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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Abstract

In the society, the relation between actors, individuals or organisations, are daily. From these interactions, networks are rising. An actor gets closer to another and gets to exchange information, objects and other resources. These resources help to take action and to achieve contextual goals. The network appears as a place where people and organisations can get the tools that will allow to reach goals.

Taking the perspective of the ENGOs, this thesis tends to develop understanding about how these organisations use their networks. It is about exploring the ENGOs' practices within their network to get to know their connections, the kind of resources they exchange and to understand if these relationships help to achieve goals such as the protection of the nature or the change of people's behaviours.

The research is mainly based on the study of the theories of social network and social capital as well as the data collected at three environmental NGOs: Greenpeace (Swedish office in Stockholm), The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Head Quarter in Stockholm) and Surfrider Foundation Europe (Head Quarter in Biarritz, France).

Main title:The E-NGOs and their networks: the use of relationships in goal achievement
Subtitle:The theories of social network and social capital studied through three E-NGOs
Authors:Gerard, Jean-Baptiste
Supervisor:Westberg, Lotten
Examiner:Bergeå, Hanna
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:NG001 Environmental Communication and Management - Magister (1year master) Programme 60 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, Social Network, Social Capital, Goal Achievement
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-628
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-628
Subjects:Social sciences, humanities and education
Language:English
Deposited On:29 Sep 2011 08:26
Metadata Last Modified:23 Apr 2012 07:46

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