Non State Actors ( Nsa )

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Non-state Actors
The term non-State actors are a superordinate concept that encompasses all those actors in international relations that are not states. It comprises individuals as well as entities, the latter spanning a large range of organizations and institutions on the global, regional, sub-regional as well as the local levels.
Non-state actors (NSA) are entities that participate in international relations, these entities cannot be identified by common sociological features as they include international organizations, corporations, non-governmental organizations (‘NGOs’), trade associations, and transnational corporations, terrorist groups and transnational criminal organizations. They are organizations with sufficient power to influence and cause a change even though they do not belong to any established institution of a state. Non-state actors such as national or international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are adding their voices to international development policy debates by organising, campaigning and lobbying across national boundaries in order to have a greater influence on international development policy making and faced with growing economic and political interdependencies of markets and states, governments have to cope with the increasingly complex postmodern environment, including the activities of NGOs. An example of the influence of non-State actors on diplomacy is the Westphalian Peace Treaty, where they had a role prior to the Treaty of Peace…
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