TITLE

Transnationale Zivilgesellschaft zwischen Dissidenz und Partizipation

AUTHOR(S)
Sommerer, Thomas
PUB. DATE
December 2016
SOURCE
Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (ZIB);dez2016, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recent decades have witnessed a change in the role of non-state actors in international politics. The access of civil society actors to formal structures of global and regional governance has increased in parallel with the rise of transnational protests. This article addresses the relationship between protests and the democratic opening of international organizations. Has the public challenge by non-state actors led to the extension of formal access rights? Or has frustration from insufficient opportunities to participate caused protest? The empirical analysis of non-state actors’ formal access to 50 international organizations and media coverage of transnational protests between 1980 and 2010 provides an initial comparative and systematic assessment of these questions. The analysis finds no broad support for a causal link. It shows that transnational protest still represents a relatively rare and often short-lived phenomenon with limited effects on international organizations’ structural reforms.
ACCESSION #
120515250

 

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