Transnational NGO Networks in Latin America.
Strategic Networking in the Context of Development Cooperatio.
Strategic networking of individuals, groups, organisations or states becomes more and more important as a way of coping with complex societal problems. New forms of governance and alliances have emerged to handle these challenges within (world) society.
Cooperation in the form of networks between organisations can be seen as a reaction to complexity and chaos. At the same time these networks are complex formations themselves and little research has been done on their procesual quality. At least it has been recognized that the direct control of networks has its limitations.
Recently in the field of development cooperation, the strategy of networking of local partner organisations is being promoted, whereby transnational development agencies see themselves as initiators and moderators of relations between civil society organisations. In Latin America, NGOs (non-governmental organisations) have gained considerable influence over the last two decades. Their initiatives often replace the functions of governmental structures, which are not being provided by the state in these regions.
Centre to the project is a qualitative study of the praxis of transnational networking by NGOs in Latin America, focusing on a case study of the development program of a European NGO.
Dipl.-Soz.arb./Soz.-Päd. Nadin Tettschlag
in preparation: Schröer, W./Steinert, A./Tettschlag, N.: A
complex field: Transnational NGOs and Social Work (working
title), In: Köngeter, S./Smith, W. (eds.): Transnational Agency and
Migration Actors, Movements and Social Support, Routledge Research in
June 8th, 2009 "Transnational NGOs and social support"
International Symposium "Transnational Social Support", Johannes Gutenberg
University Mainz (in cooperation with Andreas Steinert)
Representative for press and public relations at Research Training Group, University of Hildesheim
Co-organiser of Hildesheim Open University 2009
Assistant lecturer at University of Hildesheim, summer semester 2009