The Role of Non-state Actors in International Relations and Social Change


  • Prof. Claudia Rossi Faculty of Arts, University of Florence, Italy Author


Non-state actors, International relations, Social change, Global governance, Civil society, Multinational corporations, NGOs, Grassroots movements, Diplomacy, Policy influence


                        This scholarly article explores the dynamic and evolving role of non-state actors in shaping international relations and fostering social change. Non-state actors, ranging from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational corporations to grassroots movements, have become influential players on the global stage. The article examines their impact on diplomatic processes, policy formulation, and societal transformations, emphasizing the significance of their involvement in contemporary international affairs. Through a comprehensive analysis of case studies and theoretical frameworks, the article aims to provide a nuanced understanding of how non-state actors contribute to shaping the geopolitical landscape and driving social progress.