Transnational organization

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Transnational organization is a term used in scholarly literature. It refers to international organizations (usually, international nongovernmental organizations) that "transcend" the idea of a nation-state. By ignoring differences between nations, it operates on a truly global level.

The distinctions between international and transnational organization is not universal and has been criticized by some scholars (ex. Colás, 2002).

See also[edit]


  • Archer, C. International Organizations. London: Unwin Hyman. 1983
  • Colás, Alejandro. International civil society: social movements in world politics. Wiley-Blackwell, 2002