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Accountability in Global Governance: Pluralist Accountability in Global Governance

Gisela Hirschmann


How can international organizations (IOs) like the United Nations (UN) and their implementing partners be held accountable if their actions and policies violate fundamental human rights? Political scientists and legal scholars have shed a much-needed light on the limits of traditional accountability when it comes to complex global governance. However, conventional studies on IO accountability fail to systematically analyze a related, puzzling empirical trend: human rights violations that occur in the context of global governance do not go unnoticed altogether; they are investigated and sanctio ... More

Keywords: international organizations, United Nations, accountability, legitimacy, human rights, peace operations, human trafficking, detention, austerity, global public–private health partnerships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198861249
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198861249.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gisela Hirschmann, author
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Leiden University