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Michele M. Betsill

Michele M. Betsill is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University.

Titles by This Editor

The Influence of Nongovernmental Organizations in International Environmental Negotiations

Over the past thirty years nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have played an increasingly influential role in international negotiations, particularly on environmental issues. NGO diplomacy has become, in the words of one organizer, "an international experiment in democratizing intergovernmental decision making." But there has been little attempt to determine the conditions under which NGOs make a difference in either the process or the outcome of international negotiations.