Global Philanthropy and Global Governance

Kenneth Anderson

in Giving Well

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199739073
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199855872 | DOI:
Global Philanthropy and Global Governance

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This chapter traces the history of NGOs beginning in the late 1980s through 9/11 and the Iraq war. Thematically, this historical account highlights the relationship many NGOs enjoyed with the United Nations and the representative role they assumed in global civil society. The chapter argues that the historical role of NGOs as representatives of the world's people is not supported by the political and moral requirements of accountability, representativeness, and political intermediation to undertake the function of global governance and should not be viewed as representatives of the world's people.

Keywords: accountability; democratic legitimacy; global civil society; global governance; NGOs; political intermediation; representativeness; United Nations

Chapter.  13989 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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