TITLE

Janus-faced NGO Participation in Global Governance: Structural Constraints for NGO Influence

AUTHOR(S)
Dany, Charlotte
PUB. DATE
July 2014
SOURCE
Global Governance;Jul-Sep2014, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p419
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Increasingly, nongovernmental organizations participate in negotiations within international organizations as well as in global working groups and discussion forums. This trend is commonly said to enable the influence of the participating NGOs. Yet this article highlights the negative effects of the high level of NGO participation on the NGOs' influence. It shows, in the case of the UN World Summit on the Information Society, how the NGOs' influence is reduced to less relevant issues and how this influence turns out to be highly selective: while the views and demands of a few NGO actors are successful, more diverse views from the broader NGO community become neglected. This suggests greater caution regarding the usual claim that more is necessarily better with regard to NGO participation in global governance.
ACCESSION #
97572787

 

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