The end of the twentieth century saw the emergence of non-state actors with considerable influence on both the local and international arena. International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) constitute the most prominent of these actors. Although these organizations are not new, they developed in various ways over the past century.
Several studies during the 1980s focused on the development of civil society organizations in Palestine, but attention,later, turned to the concept of “global civil society”. The growth of international non-governmental organizations in Palestine cannot be studied in isolation from the global developments that have permitted the role of non-state actors to expand. The fact that Palestine is a state under occupation, and the difficult economic and social conditions that prevail, has encouraged an increase in foreign organizations in Palestine, especially those working in relief.
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