Civil Society: Do NGOs Have Too Much Power?

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Civil Society: Do NGOs Have Too Much Power?

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This 3000 word essay is a chapter in a book on globalization aimed at undergraduates, answering certain globalization questions in short yes/no chapters. Under certain circumstances international NGOs, when they treat themselves as "global civil society," make claims about representativeness and intermediation with respect to the "peoples of the world" in relation to international organizations and the international community. This short, simplified account of global civil society expresses considerable skepticism about such claims.

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Keywords

Nongovernmental organizations, NGOs, Global civil society, United Nations, Legitimacy, Democracy, Globalization

Disciplines

Law | Organizations Law

Civil Society: Do NGOs Have Too Much Power?

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