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Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series

Transnational Civil Society and the World Bank

Investigating Civil Society’s Potential to Democratize Global Governance

Authors: Pallas, C.

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Transnational civil society is often seen as an important contributor to the democratization of global governance. In their engagement with the World Bank, however, transnational civil society organizations prioritize pre-existing mission over responsiveness to claimed stakeholders and undercut the authority of developing country governments.

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Christopher L. Pallas is Assistant Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University, USA. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, where he was a member of the Centre for Civil Society.

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Christopher L. Pallas shows that while transnational activists have had significant impact on World Bank policy, their activities have not contributed to democratizing the Bank. Armed with clear definitions of democracy and legitimacy, Pallas shows that activists have been the most effective in pursuing their goals when acting in cooperation with powerful donor states and elites in the global North. In doing so, the transnational civil society has contributed to the marginalization of developing country governments and the disadvantaged groups they represent. Carefully researched and eloquently written, this book makes a significant contribution to the study of civil society in global governance.

- Johannes Urpelainen, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, USA

"Drawing on detailed case analysis, Chris Pallas provides a welcome, measured, provocative critique of easy assumptions about the relationship between civil society and democracy in global governance."

Jan Aart Scholte, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenberg, Sweden and Department of Political Science, University of Warwick, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Waiting on Democracy

    Pallas, Christopher L.

    Pages 1-22

  • Context, Role, and Legitimacy

    Pallas, Christopher L.

    Pages 23-45

  • Beating the Bank: Transnational Civil Society and the 10th IDA

    Pallas, Christopher L.

    Pages 46-67

  • Principles and Paychecks: Positions and Participation in the IDA-10

    Pallas, Christopher L.

    Pages 68-87

  • Mechanisms of Influence and the Distribution of Authority

    Pallas, Christopher L.

    Pages 88-107

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-27761-9
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Softcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Civil Society and the World Bank
Book Subtitle
Investigating Civil Society’s Potential to Democratize Global Governance
Authors
Series Title
Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27761-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137277619
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27760-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44727-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 196
Topics