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2007-08-22 06:18:22

By Kim, Hyuk-Rae The global community is witnessing the growing importance of NGOs in local, national, and international spheres. NGOs increasingly penetrate into what had been an almost exclusive domain of the government. Transcending the territorial boundaries, they address a variety of global agendas such as the environment, grassroots development, and international security, which in turn force the state to seek partners in the civil society sector. This paper investigates the shifting...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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