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Prioritization in human rights NGOs: The role of intra-organizational units of planning

Krause, Monika (2019) Prioritization in human rights NGOs: The role of intra-organizational units of planning. Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1475-4835 (In Press)

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Drawing on 40 in-depth interviews with program managers in 19 western international human rights organization, this paper examines how human rights organizations make decisions about how to allocate resources, and how to manage their commitments to specific causes, specific people, and specific areas. It argues that organizational routines shape the allocation of resources relatively independently of other factors and pays particular attention to the ways in which intra-organizational “units” of work and planning are construed. Resources are distributed on the one hand among a repertoire of practices and ways of responding, which are considered legitimate, and on the other hand among the thematic and geographical units, which structure human rights organizations. These intra-organizational processes mediate the allocation of resources among different rights, rights holders, and violations. The paper concludes by discussing some factors that play a role in the selection among these units.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 09:42
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2020 00:31

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