Legitimacy Beyond the State?: Re-examining the Democratic Credentials of Transnational Actors

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

EditorEva Erman, Anders Uhlin

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Combining case studies with normative theory, this book analyzes the democratic credentials of transnational actors participating in global governance, ranging from corporations and philanthropic foundations to NGOs and social movements. This leads to innovative interpretations of democratic legitimacy in a transnational context.

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Combining case studies with normative theory, this book analyzes the democratic credentials of transnational actors participating in global governance, ranging from corporations and philanthropic foundations to NGOs and social movements. This leads to innovative interpretations of democratic legitimacy in a transnational context.

EVA ERMAN is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Stockholm University, Sweden. She is the author of Human Rights and Democracy: Discourse Theory and Global Rights Institutions, and has published numerous articles on discourse theory and discourse ethics, democratic theory, human rights and global governance. Erman is also the Chie...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.7 × 5.73 × 0.71 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword
Notes on Contributors
PART I: SETTING THE SCENE
Democratic Credentials of Transnational Actors: An Introduction; E.Erman & A.Uhlin
Democratic Legitimacy of Transnational Actors: Mapping out the Conceptual Terrain; A.Uhlin
PART II: DEMOCRATIC CREDENTIALS OF DIFFERENT TRANSNATIONAL ACTORS
Democratic Legitimacy of Transnational Corporations in Global Governance; D.Fuchs, A.Kalfagianni & J.Sattelberger
Democratic Legitimacy of Philanthropic Foundations: US Grant-Making in the Middle East; A.Vogel
Good Morals or Good Business? NGO Advocacy and the World Bank's 10th IDA; C.Pallas
Transnational Social Movements and Democratic Legitimacy; B.Beauzamy
Diaspora Groups, Transnational Activism and Democratic Legitimacy; C.Kinnvall & B.Petersson
PART III: DEMOCRATIC PROBLEMS AND POSSIBILITIES IN A TRANSNATIONAL CONTEXT
Democratic Credentials or Bridging Mechanisms? Constituents, Representatives and the Dual Politics of Democratic Representation; E.Peruzzotti
Why Adding Democratic Values Is Not Enough for Global Democracy; E.Erman
Conclusion: Transnational Actors and Global Democracy; E.Erman & A.Uhlin
Index