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Jan Aart Scholte


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Citizens’ Reappropriation of Politics

Contesting Global Governance. Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements
¤ Anne Marie Goetz, Jan Aart Scholte, Marc Williams, Robert O’Brien ¤ 15 March 2009
This study focuses on the relationship between multi-lateral economic institutions (MEIs) and global social movements (GSMs) as one aspect of a much wider global politics and governance structure. Where possible, other actors and their relationship to the objects of this study, has been also considered. Since the early 1980s there has been a gradual change in the functioning of key MEIs. Although the extent of this change has varied across institutions, the pattern of increasing engagement (...) read more

Civil Society and the Legitimation of Global Governance
¤ Jan Aart Scholte ¤ March 2007
Along with the general intensification of the globalization of social relations in contemporary history, has come an unprecedented expansion of regulatory apparatuses covering planetary jurisdictions and constituencies. On the whole, however, this global governance remains weak relative to the pressing current needs for global public policy. Shortfalls in moral standing, legal foundations, material delivery, democratic credentials, and charismatic leadership have together generated large (...) read more

The New Roles of States and Territorial Scales

Political Parties and Global Democracy
¤ Jan Aart Scholte ¤ April 2006
This paper examines the place of political parties and party systems in providing democracy for the more global world of the twenty-first century. It argues that recent intense globalisation has by no means rendered political parties and party systems irrelevant. However, political parties have lost substantial democratic impact by failing to move on with today’s more global times. Parties could regain considerable stature as democratic forces if they altered a number of practices in line (...) read more

For this author, you will find on this Web site 3 article(s) in English, 2 article(s) in Spanish, 2 article(s) in French, 0 article(s) in chinese.


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