Evaluating Transnational NGOs

Legitimacy, Accountability, Representation

  • Jens Steffek
  • Kristina Hahn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Transnational NGOs and Legitimacy, Accountability, Representation

  3. NGO Legitimacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Darren Halpin, Peter McLaverty
      Pages 55-73
    3. Jens Steffek, Ralf Bendrath, Simon Dalferth, Kristina Hahn, Martina Piewitt, Meike Rodekamp
      Pages 100-125
  4. NGO Accountability

  5. Representation through NGOs?

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Jens Steffek, Kristina Hahn
      Pages 257-263
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-271

About this book


Critics question the representativeness of NGOs, the democratic quality of their internal procedures, and their accountability to the wider public. This volume, written jointly by academics and practitioners, clarifies the issues at stake and controversially discusses proposals for reform.


Governance International Negotiation Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Steffek
    • 1
  • Kristina Hahn
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität DarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Research Centre ‘Transformations of the State’University of BremenGermany

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