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Global Stakeholder Democracy: Power and Representation Beyond Liberal States

Terry Macdonald


A pressing question at the forefront of current global political debates is: how can we salvage the democratic project in the context of globalization? In recent years, political activists have mounted high-profile campaigns for the democratization of powerful international institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, and for greater ‘corporate accountability’. In turn, many of the NGOs linked to these campaigns have themselves faced demands for greater democratic legitimacy. Through reflecting on the democratic dilemmas surrounding the political power of global NGOs, this book challenges the ... More

Keywords: democracy, NGO, representation, stakeholder, power, public, globalization, accountability, legitimacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199235001
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235001.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terry Macdonald, author
Lecturer in Global Politics, Monash University, Melbourne.
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