How Far Do International Organizations Shape the Foreign Policy Process of States

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Eze-Michael Ezedikachi
Nwadiuto Franca Nwakanma


The increasing numbers, behaviour and influence of International non governmental organization (INGOs) in recent times within the local and international system has drawn attention in the academic sphere and these behaviours could be seen through their activities as dominant actors in developmental grounds and as influencers in foreign policy of states. The study used the mixed method approach; secondary data analysis, and observations which rely on secondary sources like journals, textbooks and online publications which are relevant to the study. The findings shows that INGOs have directly and indirectly influenced the decision making and policies of states through their facilitating or advocacy activities in the international arena to promote and ensure compliance of International humanitarian laws. It was concluded that INGOs has effectively and actively influenced states foreign policies and recommended that INGOs should be closely monitored, to limit crossing their boundaries even as they render excellent humanitarian aids to affected victims of conflicts. 


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Ezedikachi, E.-M. and Nwakanma , N. F. (2022) “How Far Do International Organizations Shape the Foreign Policy Process of States”, Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(1), pp. 7-11. doi: 10.14500/kujhss.v5n1y2022.pp7-11.
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Eze-Michael Ezedikachi, Department of Political Science, Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences, Babcock University, Nigeria

Dr. Eze-Michael, Ezedikachi is a Lecturer of International Relations, Law and Foreign Interests Studies (Full), joined the School of Law and Security Studies at Babcock University in 2012 and, later moved to the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Babcock University in 2015. He has a B.Sc. degree in Political Science, an M.Sc. degree in International Relations, and a Ph.D. degree in International Relations (Underlining thesis on Foreign Interests). He is a Consultant in the areas of Foreign Interests Studies. Dr. Eze-Michael has many international journal publications; (1) book in review, (28) Journal Articles, and more than (8) conference papers

Nwadiuto Franca Nwakanma , Department of Political Science, Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences, Babcock University, Negeria

Miss Nwadiuto Franca NWAKANMA has a B. Tech in Financial Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria (2009), Postgraduate degree in Educational Administration and Planning, University of Lagos (2019), and currently a graduate student in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration,  Babcock University, Ilishan, Nigeria. She specializes in international relations. Her research tackles issues relating to youth and demographic vulnerabilities, inter-tribal and/ or communal clashes as a result of forced migration.  She also has key interests in international organizations' interventions on conflict, military operations, and peacekeeping.


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