Evaluating Transnational NGOs

Legitimacy, Accountability, Representation

Editors: Steffek, J., Hahn, K. (Eds.)

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Critics question the representativeness of NGOs, the democratic quality of their internal procedures, and their accountability to the wider public. This volume, written jointly by academics and practitioners, clarifies the issues at stake and controversially discusses proposals for reform.

About the authors

JENS STEFFEK is Lecturer in Political Science at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. He has published widely on international organizations, global governance and transnational civil society.

KRISTINA HAHN is Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Centre 'Transformations of the State' at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Transnational NGOs and Legitimacy, Accountability, Representation

    Steffek, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • The Debate on NGOs’ Legitimacy: What Can We Learn from the Classics?

    Schrader, Lutz (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Legitimating INGO Advocacy: The Case of Internal Democracies

    Halpin, Darren (et al.)

    Pages 55-73

  • The Link between Standard-Setting NGO’s Legitimacy and Effectiveness: An Exploration of Social Mechanisms

    Beisheim, Marianne (et al.)

    Pages 74-99

  • Assessing the Democratic Legitimacy of Transnational CSOs: Five Criteria

    Steffek, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 100-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluating Transnational NGOs
Book Subtitle
Legitimacy, Accountability, Representation
Editors
  • J. Steffek
  • K. Hahn
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27798-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230277984
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22871-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31022-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 271
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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