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Private philanthropy or policy transfer? The transnational norms of the Open Society Institute

By Diane Stone

Abstract

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operating and grant-making foundation that serves as the hub of the Soros Foundations Network, a group of autonomous national foundations around the world. OSI is a mechanism for the international diffusion of expertise and ‘best practices’ to post-communist countries and other democratising nations. Focusing on the ‘soft’ ideational and normative policy transfer, the article highlights the engagement in governance that comes with OSI transnational policy partnerships

Topics: JC
Publisher: The Policy Press
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:1741

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