By Jan Aart Scholte

The dimensions, effectiveness and legitimacy of world governance lag a long way at the back of the world's wishes. This path-breaking e-book examines how a long way civil society involvement presents a solution to those difficulties. Does civil society make international governance extra democratic? Have citizen motion teams raised the responsibility of worldwide our bodies that care for demanding situations akin to weather switch, monetary crises, clash, disorder and inequality? What conditions have promoted (or blocked) civil society efforts to make international governance associations extra democratically responsible? What may perhaps increase those results sooner or later? The authors base their argument on reviews of 13 worldwide associations, together with the UN, G8, WTO, ICANN and IMF. experts from all over the world significantly determine what has and has no longer labored in efforts to make international our bodies resolution to publics in addition to states. Combining highbrow intensity and political relevance, development international Democracy? will attract scholars, researchers, activists and policymakers.

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12 on Thu Oct 11 11:16:11 BST 2012. 002 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 22 Jan Aart Scholte be cared for (Dewey 1927: 15–16). Thus to determine who has a right to claim accountability of a given global regulatory body (or certain of its actions) one must in each case identify the relevant public. The contours of this public may vary according to the institution. For example, the WFTO addresses a global public comprised mainly of the producers and consumers of fair trade goods.

However, before exploring this particular angle in greater detail, it is helpful to contextualise civil society engagement within the wider array of means that are available for making global regulatory institutions answer to stakeholders. 12 on Thu Oct 11 11:16:11 BST 2012. 002 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 24 Jan Aart Scholte mechanisms, especially when measured against democratic criteria. To begin with, contemporary global regulatory institutions themselves incorporate very few formal procedures for direct accountability to affected persons.

12 on Thu Oct 11 11:16:11 BST 2012. 002 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 Global governance, accountability and civil society 13 World Bank, IMF, WTO, Commonwealth, OIC). Then two chapters examine cases with significant transgovernmental qualities (OECD, G8). The tenth chapter considers ASEM as an interregional arrangement. In the final four case studies, ICANN and the WFTO involve private global governance, while the climate change regime and the Global Fund illustrate the development of public-private combinations.

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