The Opening Up of International Organizations: Transnational Access in Global Governance

The Opening Up of International Organizations: Transnational Access in Global Governance

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The Opening Up of International Organizations: Transnational Access in Global Governance by Jonas Tallberg, Thomas Sommerer, Theresa Squatrito, Christer Jönsson

Once the exclusive preserve of member states, international organizations have become increasingly open in recent decades. Now virtually all international organizations at some level involve NGOs, business actors and scientific experts in policy-making. This book offers the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of this development. Combining statistical analysis and in-depth case studies, it maps and explains the openness of international organizations across issue areas, policy functions and world regions from 1950 to 2010. Addressing the question of where, how and why international organizations offer transnational actors access to global policy-making, this book has implications for critical issues in world politics. When do states share authority with private actors? What drives the design of international organizations? How do activists and businesses influence global politics? Is civil society involvement a solution to democratic deficits in global governance?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107640795
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jonas Tallberg is Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University.

Thomas Sommerer is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University.

Theresa Squatrito is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University.

Christer Jönsson is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Lund University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Explaining transnational access to international organizations: theories and hypotheses; 3. Patterns of formal TNA access in global governance; 4. Explaining formal TNA access to international organizations: a multivariate analysis; 5. TNA access across issue areas: the OSCE and the Commonwealth; 6. TNA access across the policy process: the ADB and the IWC; 7. Conclusion.

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