1. What are the main ideas in Steinberg’s article?
2. When and why did "business and human rights" become an international topic? What explains the delay?
The Politics of NGOs, Human Rights and the Arab-Israel Conflict - Gerald M. Steinberg
Institutional Affiliation: Politics of NGO’s Name: Course: Tutor: Date: Politics in NGO’s The article by Steinberg focuses on the influence that NGO activities have in politics. In particular, Steinberg examines the involvement of NGO’s in the Israeli political conflict, concentrating on their impact on the Israeli security and foreign policy. According to the author, these organizations utilize the concept of “soft power” to affect the humanitarian aid and human rights issues. The perception of their normative and moral goals, being politically non-partisan and the untainted economic objectives serve to increase their level of influence. However, over the decades, the NGO’s have lost their focus in civil co