Global Stakeholder Democracy

Global Stakeholder Democracy

I certainly do not want to make the claim that the ideal of Global Stakeholder
Democracy is universally endorsed by participants within these public discourses
on global political legitimacy. Rather, these discourses are composed of a
jumbled ...

Author: Terry Macdonald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191552991

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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A pressing question at the forefront of current global political debates is: how can we salvage the democratic project in the context of 'globalization'? In recent years political activists have mounted high-profile campaigns for the democratization of powerful international institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, and for greater 'corporate accountability'. In turn, many of the NGOs linked to these campaigns have themselves faced demands for greater democratic legitimacy. Global Stakeholder Democracy responds to these challenges by outlining an innovative theoretical and institutional framework for democratizing the many state and non-state actors wielding public power in contemporary global politics. In doing so, the book lays out a promising new agenda for global democratic reform. Its analysis begins with the recognition that we cannot simply recreate traditional constitutional and electoral institutions of democratic states on a global scale, through the construction of a democratic 'super-state'. Rather, we must develop new kinds of democratic institutions capable of dealing with the realities of global pluralism, and democratizing powerful non-state actors as well as states. Through reflecting on the democratic dilemmas surrounding the political power of global NGOs, the book mounts a powerful challenge to the state-centric theoretical assumptions that have underpinned the established democratic theories of both 'cosmopolitan' and 'communitarian' liberals. In particular, it challenges the widespread assumption that 'sovereign' power, 'bounded' (national or global) societies, and 'electoral' processes are essential institutional foundations of a democratic system. The book then re-thinks the democratic project from its conceptual foundations, posing the questions: What needs to be controlled? Who ought to control it? How could they do so? In answering these questions, the book develops a novel theoretical model of representative democracy that is focused on plural (state and non-state) actors rather than on unitary state structures. It elaborates a democratic framework based on the new theoretical concepts of 'public power', 'stakeholder communities' and 'non-electoral representation', and illustrates the practical implications of these proposals for projects of global institutional reform.
Categories: Political Science

Stakeholder Democracy

Stakeholder Democracy

Finally, this chapter suggests areas that need further consideration and research
in order to develop a more comprehensive understanding of stakeholder
democracy and multi-stakeholder partnerships in global governance.
Stakeholder ...

Author: Felix Dodds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351174411

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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In the context of sustainable development, this book describes how we are moving from representative to participatory democracy, and how we are now in a "stakeholder democracy," which is working to strengthen represented democracy in a time of fear. Since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit the idea of stakeholder democracy has grown, with stakeholders engaged in helping governments and intergovernmental bodies make better decisions, and in helping them to deliver those decisions in partnerships amongst various stakeholders, with and without government. Seen through a multi-stakeholder, sector and level lens, this book describes the history of the development of stakeholder democracy, particularly in the area of sustainable development. The authors draw on more than twenty-five years of experience to review, learn from and make recommendations on how best to engage stakeholders in policy development. The book illustrates successful practical examples of multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) to implement agreements and outline elements of an MSP Charter. This will provide a benchmark for partnerships, enabling those being developed to understand what the necessary quality standards are and to understand what is expected in terms of transparency, accountability, financial reporting, impact and governance. The book is essential reading for professionals and trainees engaging in multi-stakeholder processes for policy development and to implement agreements. It will also be useful for students of sustainable development, politics and international relations.
Categories: Political Science

Corporate Stakeholder Democracy

Corporate Stakeholder Democracy

cumstances of stakeholder democracy . Certain stakeholder groups are put in a
better position than they were in earlier and the general vulnerability of
stakeholders is reduced by them , but overall they do not create deliberative
institutions ...

Author: Robert Braun

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789633862940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Most practitioners and decision makers look at corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a socially responsible management practice on top of what company leaders generally do: focus on the sustainable, long term financial profitability of their corporation. This book focuses on a political understanding of CSR: the author bridges politics with corporate social responsibility and in a creative and provocative manner. Braun seeks to explore why and how corporations are to be seen as political actors with important roles in our current societies. The first part discusses the social context, the various stakeholder approaches and it also endeavors – with the help of the historic/political parallel of the bourgeois revolutions in the 19th century – to define the corporate polity. The second part analyses the new kind of political operational logic from the viewpoint of the different areas of corporate operation; it gives an overview of the consequences for the individual areas of operation and indicates how corporate policy can be realized in the given field of operation. The third part of the book introduces the institutions necessary for the creation of the corporate polity.
Categories: Business & Economics

A History of Environmentalism

A History of Environmentalism

58 Shell Nigeria, Report of the Stakeholder Review of SPDC Community
Development Projects Completed in the Year 2000, passim (2000). 59 Christian
Aid, Friends of the Earth, and Platform and Stakeholder Democracy Network,
Shell in ...

Author: Marco Armiero

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441170514

Category: History

Page: 208

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'Think globally, act locally' has become a call to environmentalist mobilization, proposing a closer connection between global concerns, local issues and individual responsibility. A History of Environmentalism explores this dialectic relationship, with ten contributors from a range of disciplines providing a history of environmentalism which frames global themes and narrates local stories. Each of the chapters in this volume addresses specific struggles in the history of environmental movements, for example over national parks, species protection, forests, waste, contamination, nuclear energy and expropriation. A diverse range of environments and environmental actors are covered, including the communities in the Amazonian Forest, the antelope in Tibet, atomic power plants in Europe and oil and politics in the Niger Delta. The chapters demonstrate how these conflicts make visible the intricate connections between local and global, the body and the environment, and power and nature. A History of Environmentalism tells us much about transformations of cultural perceptions and ways of production and consuming, as well as ecological and social changes. More than offering an exhaustive picture of the entire environmentalist movement, A History of Environmentalism highlights the importance of the experience of environmentalism within local communities. It offers a worldwide and polyphonic perspective, making it key reading for students and scholars of global and environmental history and political ecology.
Categories: History

People Before Profit

People Before Profit

Enron, increasinglytalk about stakeholder democracy and global citizenship.19 A
third and most basic new idea is that ... This will require democratic movements
led by the Third World itself, both to take back their own governments and to ...

Author: Charles Derber

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429972901

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The issue of globalization-its promises, and more often, its shortcomings-commands worldwide attention. Recent events illuminate the dark side of globalization and underscore the urgent need to redesign its basic principles. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are one in a series of crisis that have shaken the foundations of the global order. The rise of strong anti-globalization movements around the world, the deteriorating global economy, including America's own economic turbulence, and an ever-growing distrust of powerful multinational corporations in the face of catastrophic mismanagement, symbolized by Enron and WorldCom, dramatize the failure of globalization. For a safe and economically secure future, Charles Derber argues in People Before Profit we must de-bunk the myths about our current form of corporate-led globalization and re-orient ourselves on a more democratic path. Popular misconceptions, what Derber terms the "globalization mystique," present globalization as new, inevitable, self-propelling, and win-win for rich and poor countries alike. By challenging each of these beliefs, Derber reveals a dynamic system that is constantly being invented and re-invented-and can be again. Globalization does not have to be a "race to the bottom" where the poverty gap grows ever wider and half the world lives on less than two dollars a day. In fact, Derber's hopeful and detailed vision of reform, including practical suggestions for every concerned citizen, shows that globalization has the potential to be an authentic agent of democracy, social justice, and economic stability. The challenges are great; the new globalization will require deep and difficult changes, as well as a new politics that shifts power away from the elite. But the seeds have already been planted and the new globalization is beginning to emerge. In a moment rich with opportunity, People Before Profit is an essential contribution to the most important debate of our times, written in clear, straight-forward prose for everyone seeking a better world.
Categories: Political Science

The challenge of sustainability

The challenge of sustainability

The power of corporate interests to skew policy outcomes in a democracy is well
established. ... Principles of deliberative democracy have also been applied to
the international level to make the argument for 'stakeholder democracy' in ...

Author: Atkinson, Hugh

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447323532

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This timely and accessible book explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability. Its central focus is the future of people and the planet itself. The challenges that we face in combatting climate change and building a more sustainable world are complex and the book argues that if we are to successfully meet these challenges we need a fundamental change in the way we do politics and economics, embedding a lifelong commitment to sustainability in all learning. We have no option but to make things work for the better. After all, planet earth is the only home we have! The book will be important reading for academics and students in a variety of related subjects, including politics, public policy, education, sustainable development, geography, media, international relations and development studies. It will also be a valuable resource for NGOs and policy makers.
Categories: Political Science

Global Democracy

Global Democracy

stakeholders? Exclusion,. equality. and. legitimacy. in. global. stakeholder.
democracy. Terry. Macdonald. Introduction At the heart of the democratic project
is the simple idea that individuals should have a say in all political decisions that
 ...

Author: Daniele Archibugi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139502023

Category: Political Science

Page:

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Democracy is increasingly seen as the only legitimate form of government, but few people would regard international relations as governed according to democratic principles. Can this lack of global democracy be justified? Which models of global politics should contemporary democrats endorse and which should they reject? What are the most promising pathways to global democratic change? To what extent does the extension of democracy from the national to the international level require a radical rethinking of what democratic institutions should be? This book answers these questions by providing a sustained dialogue between scholars of political theory, international law and empirical social science. By presenting a broad range of views by prominent scholars, it offers an in-depth analysis of one of the key challenges of our century: globalizing democracy and democratizing globalization.
Categories: Political Science

Debating NGO Accountability

Debating NGO Accountability

Because the “ demos , ” or population , that makes claims for the democratic
control ( directly or indirectly ) of organizations are those affected by the
organization , this can be understood as “ stakeholder democracy . ” The ability of
a system of ...

Author: Jem Bendell

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: UIUC:30112097498734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

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Concerns about the role and accountability of NGOs have been voiced from different quarters in recent years. Some donors, governments, corporations, and international agencies raise important questions about the effectiveness of NGO work and the legitimacy of their advocacy. Some NGOs have also recognized the need to ensure good practice in the wider voluntary sector. For this emerging agenda to lead to positive development outcomes, we need to ask what initiatives will improve the accountability of all institutions to the people whose lives they shape, and what initiatives could serve merely to undermine NGOs' useful and largely accepted role in holding business and government accountable for their actions. This publication puts democracy and human rights at the centre of the debate about NGO accountability.
Categories: Business & Economics

Fisheries Development

Fisheries Development

Thus, co-management combines stakeholder democracy and citizen democracy.
The magnitude of the interests and stakes involved, and the complexity of the
information needed, are such that coastal resource management must
incorporate ...

Author: Bjørn Hersoug

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9789059720251

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Many coastal states actively cultivate their fisheries to sustain their citizens and national economies. Fisheries Development presents the synthesis of a long-term research project on fisheries in struggling countries. The volume explains the evolution of fishery development strategies and highlights the role of the state and the community in resource management. Fisheries Development is a valuable resource that examines the modern economics challenges facing third world countries today.
Categories: Social Science

When Rebels Become Stakeholders

When Rebels Become Stakeholders

Democracy, Agency and Social Change in India Subrata K Mitra, V B Singh ... of
being stakeholder in the national economy. In this chapter, we move on to
citizenship—the third and vital component of the stakeholders' approach to
democracy.

Author: Subrata K Mitra

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132102502

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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When Rebels Become Stakeholders: Democracy, Agency and Social Change in India explores the agency of ordinary men and women in the making of democratic social change in India. The study is specific to India, but the issues that it examines are of wider significance. The authors join the debate on democracy and development on the basis of case studies that showcase the opinions and attitudes of the Indian voter. They assert that mass perception of institutions, policies and processes—so often dismissed as mere false consciousness or as the conditioned reflex of a gullible public, manipulated by the rhetoric of populist politicians—is our only window to the inner dynamics of democracy and social change. The authors have used the public opinion data from three national surveys of the Indian electorate held in 1971, 1996 and 2004 to focus on the political understanding of India’s voters and their leaders. While agency is a much-discussed theme in contemporary social sciences, connecting the rationality of ordinary men and women to explain electoral participation and rapid structural change in the lives of people of this country is specific to this study. This book argues that the cohabitation of democracy and social change in India is not merely incidental or coincidental; rather the two are institutionally linked in a manner that is fundamentally causal, to the extent that the weakening of the one renders the other ineffective. This book would be of interest to researchers and scholars of political science, international relations, democracy, Indian politics, political analysts, sociology, development studies, journalism, comparative politics and public administration.
Categories: Political Science

Accountability in Public Policy Partnerships

Accountability in Public Policy Partnerships

Secondly, delegation avoids some of the theoretical problems of stakeholder
theory. ... stakeholder or democracy arguments eitherlead to ageneral,
undifferentiated claim for accountability or provide nobasis forestablishing which
situation ...

Author: J. Steets

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230290617

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. This book presents a new model of accountability which ensures that public-private partnerships don't erode public accountability. It defines concrete accountability standards for different types of partnerships.
Categories: Political Science

Post Political and its Discontents

Post Political and its Discontents

From the advent of stakeholder democracy, consensus building and good
governance to the rise of populism at both the Left ... all of these developments
are said to announce a rupture in the workings of national liberal-democratic
regimes.

Author: Japhy Wilson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748682980

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Our age is celebrated as the triumph of liberal democracy. Yet it is also marked by a narrowing of party differences, a decline in voter participation, a rise in nationalist and religious fundamentalisms and an explosion of popular protests that challenge technocratic governance and the power of markets in the name of democracy itself. This book seeks to make sense of this situation by critically engaging with the influential theory of 'the post-political' developed by Chantal Mouffe, Jacques Ranciere, Slavoj ?i?ek and others. Through a multi-dimensional and fiercely contested assessment of contemporary depoliticization, 'The Post-Political and Its Discontents' urges us to confront the closure of our political horizons, and to re-imagine the possibility of emancipatory change.
Categories: Political Science

Global Civil Society 2005 6

Global Civil Society 2005 6

This is a catch-all bureaucratic consolidation that draws inspiration from
fashionable ideas of the I 990s, including 'stakeholder democracy' as a self-
conscious way of acknowledging the multiplicity of constituencies affected by
private and ...

Author: Helmut K Anheier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412911931

Category: Political Science

Page: 487

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The Global Civil Society Yearbook is the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students and academics alike.
Categories: Political Science

The Quest

The Quest

fashioned out of a complex negotiation and a great compromise, involving
stakeholder democracy, although the stakeholders varied much in their
understanding of power markets. Politically, the great compromise worked
brilliantly; the ...

Author: Daniel Yergin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101563700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

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This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Just Meritocracy

The Just Meritocracy

It is possible that liberal-democratic policy could legitimize massive, targeted,
redistributionist measures on the grounds ... In the long run, the cost to all
individuals sharing this national experiment in representative, stakeholder
democracy may ...

Author: Paul Kamolnick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275979229

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

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This concise, research-packed volume presents the empirical case for the partial hereditarian position linking human intelligence and socioeconomic status, as well as the ethical case for retooling contemporary American social policy.
Categories: Social Science

Managing Educational Change

Managing Educational Change

1 the idea of stakeholder democracy assumed that there is no self - evident
common interest in the collective , but that competing social groups are what
constitutes the constantly shifting common ground . One critical feature of this
tradition is ...

Author: Brahm Fleisch

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058216717

Category: Curriculum change

Page: 217

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Categories: Curriculum change

Nature and National Identity After Communism

Nature and National Identity After Communism

From Central Planning to “Stakeholder Democracy” In the turbulent years ofthe
fin de siècle, during the First Awakening ofanticolonial Latvian national
consciousness, Riga was the multicultural hub of the Baltikum. But Riga was not
the only ...

Author: Katrina Z. S. Schwartz

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822973140

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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In this groundbreaking book, Katrina Schwartz examines the intersection of environmental politics, globalization, and national identity in a small East European country: modern-day Latvia. Based on extensive ethnographic research and lively discourse analysis, it explores that country's post-Soviet responses to European assistance and political pressure in nature management, biodiversity conservation, and rural development. These responses were shaped by hotly contested notions of national identity articulated as contrasting visions of the “ideal” rural landscape. The players in this story include Latvian farmers and other traditional rural dwellers, environmental advocates, and professionals with divided attitudes toward new European approaches to sustainable development. An entrenched set of forestry and land management practices, with roots in the Soviet and pre-Soviet eras, confront growing international pressures on a small country to conform to current (Western) notions of environmental responsibility—notions often perceived by Latvians to be at odds with local interests. While the case is that of Latvia, the dynamics Schwartz explores have wide applicability and speak powerfully to broader theoretical discussions about sustainable development, social constructions of nature, the sources of nationalism, and the impacts of globalization and regional integration on the traditional nation-state.
Categories: Political Science

Local Routes to Social Justice

Local Routes to Social Justice

Local forms of stakeholder democracy would be developed for the running of
further education colleges , housing associations , leisure centres , major parks
and other important public facilities . Local consumer councils could be
established ...

Author: James McCormick

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 1860300561

Category: Great Britain

Page: 50

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Categories: Great Britain

Stakeholder Theory

Stakeholder Theory

Academy of Management Journal 43 , no . 4 ( 2000 ) : 717 – 36 . Barnard , C .
The Function of the Executive . Cambridge , MA : Harvard University Press , 1938
. Barnett , Anthony . " Towards a Stakeholder Democracy . " In Stakeholder ...

Author: Abe J. Zakhem

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019409397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This valuable collection of essential articles from the most prominent authors in the field serves as the standard reference source for research into stakeholder theory--the dominant framework for analyzing ethical issues within the field of business ethics.
Categories: Business & Economics

Territories of Citizenship

Territories of Citizenship

democratic legitimacy is premised on a sufficient number of people exercising
their political rights and liberties. ... Committed to the deliberative approach to
democracy, the representatives of multiple stakeholder constituenciesare
required to ...

Author: L. Beckman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137031709

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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A comprehensive exploration of theories of citizenship and inclusiveness in an age of globalization. The authors analyze democracy and the political community in a transnational context, using new critical, conceptual and normative perspectives on the borders, territories and political agents of the state.
Categories: Political Science