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Transnational civil society and the World Bank : investigating civil society's potential to democratize global governance

Author: Chris Pallas
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Interest groups, advocacy and democracy series.
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"Academics and practitioners alike recognize that global governance institutions suffer from a democratic deficit. Many have looked to transnational civil society as a means of remediation. Yet a clear gap has begun to emerge between normative hopes and empirical reality. Using new data from civil society engagements with the World Bank, this book shows how transnational civil society organizations prioritize  Read more...
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Pallas, Chris, 1977-
Transnational civil society and the World Bank
(DLC) 2013038122
(OCoLC)853506625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Pallas
ISBN: 9781137277619 1137277610
OCLC Number: 863990553
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms; 1 Waiting on Democracy; 2 Context, Role, and Legitimacy; 3 Beating the Bank: Transnational Civil Society and the 10th IDA; 4 Principles and Paychecks: Positions and Participation in the IDA-10; 5 Mechanisms of Influence and the Distribution of Authority; 6 Transnational Civil Society and Local Representation; 7 Beyond the 10th IDA; 8 Transnational Civil Society and the Democratization of Global Governance; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Interest groups, advocacy and democracy series.
Responsibility: Chris Pallas.
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Transnational civil society is often seen as an important contributor to the democratization of global governance. In their engagement with the World Bank, however, transnational civil society  Read more...

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Christopher L. Pallas shows that while transnational activists have had significant impact on World Bank policy, their activities have not contributed to democratizing the Bank. Armed with clear Read more...

 
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