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

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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 democratizing nations. Focusing on the ‘soft’ ideational and normative policy transfer the paper highlights the engagement in governance that comes with OSI transnational policy partnerships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-287
Number of pages19
JournalPolicy and Politics
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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