Evaluating Transnational Ngos: Legitimacy, Accountability, Representation

Hardcover | April 14, 2010

EditorJ. Steffek, K. Hahn

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This book provides the reader with a broad overview of the current debate on the evaluation of transnational NGOs, combining the academic with the practitioners perspectives. The contributions to this edited volume deal with the key concepts of legitimacy, accountability and representation, covering a variety of issue areas and NGOs.

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This book provides the reader with a broad overview of the current debate on the evaluation of transnational NGOs, combining the academic with the practitioners perspectives. The contributions to this edited volume deal with the key concepts of legitimacy, accountability and representation, covering a variety of issue areas and NGOs.

JENS STEFFEK is Assistant Professor at the collaborative research centre 'Transformations of the State' at the University of Bremen, Germany. KRISTINA HAHN is Research Associate at the collaborative research centre 'Transformations of the State' at the University of Bremen, Germany.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:April 14, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Transnational NGOs and Legitimacy, Accountability, Representation--J.Steffek &--K.Hahn
PART I: NGO LEGITIMACY
The Debate on NGOs Legitimacy: What Can we Learn from the Classics?--L.Schrader &--T.Denskus
Legitimating INGO Advocacy: The Case of Internal Democracies--D.Halpin &--P.Mc Laverty
The Link between Standard-Setting NGOs Legitimacy and Effectiveness: An Exploration of Social Mechanisms--M.Beisheim &--K.Dingwerth
Assessing the Democratic Legitimacy of Transnational NGOs: Five Criteria--J.Steffek, R.Bendrath, S.Dalferth, K.Hahn, M.Piewitt &--M.Rodekamp
PART II: NGO ACCOUNTABILITY
These Pages have been Regulated for You: Issues Arising from the Governance of Markets by NGOs--J.Bendell, P.Jay &--M.Bendell
Accountability 2.0: In Search for a New Approach to International Non-Governmental Organizations Accountability--M.Havrda &--P.Kutilek
PART III: REPRESENTATION THROUGH NGOS?
Representing the People? NGOs in International Negotiations--T.Brhl
Regulating NGO Participation in the EU--A De-Facto Accreditation System Built on Representativeness?--J.Greenwood
NGOs Power of Advocacy: The Construction of Identities in UN Counter-Human Trafficking Policies--K.Hahn
PART IV: CONCLUSIONS
Evaluating NGOs: A Practitioners Perspective--R.Heggli
Evaluating NGOs: Prospects for Academic Analysis--J.Steffek &--K.Hahn