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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