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Civil society and Taiwan’s international space and global discourse: The cases of Reporters Without Borders and the Taiwan Association for Human Rights
Hollo, James Zachary
Hollo, James Zachary
|Issue Date: ||2019-07-01 11:11:53 (UTC+8)|
This thesis examines the role civil society groups play in expanding Taiwan’s international space. Specifically, it examines two case studies to determine whether and how Taiwanese citizens can use non-governmental organizations to influence intergovernmental organizations from which they’re excluded. The first case study is advocacy done by the Taipei bureau of Reporters Without Borders to influence the United Nations. The second case study is advocacy done by the Taiwan Association for Human Rights to influence the European Union. These case studies confirm the hypothesis, that Taiwanese citizens can and do influence international institutions through NGOs. Furthermore, this influence via non-governmental organizations contributes to behavioral outcomes in geopolitical forums that benefit Taiwan’s interests and national security, mainly by ensuring ideological comradery with other democracies like the United States and buttressing international human rights norms that China seeks to bowdlerize.
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