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We the peoples of the United Nations

Collste, Jenny (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Over the past decades there has been a shift in world politics, from a state-centric view of world order towards a new global world order. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) play an important role in this era of globalisation.

Through an analysis, based on Rosenau´s view of the new global world order, the purpose of this study is to explore and discuss the complexity with an increased role of NGOs in the United Nations. There are obvious benefits with an increased role of NGOs. They serve as positive contributors as agenda setter and watch-dogs, they play an important role in policy implementation and they have a democratizing role. However, there is another side of these benefits. Three problems of an increased role of NGOs in the... (More)
Over the past decades there has been a shift in world politics, from a state-centric view of world order towards a new global world order. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) play an important role in this era of globalisation.

Through an analysis, based on Rosenau´s view of the new global world order, the purpose of this study is to explore and discuss the complexity with an increased role of NGOs in the United Nations. There are obvious benefits with an increased role of NGOs. They serve as positive contributors as agenda setter and watch-dogs, they play an important role in policy implementation and they have a democratizing role. However, there is another side of these benefits. Three problems of an increased role of NGOs in the UN-system have been identified; the problem of state-sovereignty, the politicization of aid and NGOs influence and the deficit of democracy.

Another purpose of this study is to explore why it has been so hard to implement NGOs role in the United Nations. The role of NGOs was a priority in the beginning of the UN-reform process, but it almost disappeared in the final stage. How can this be explained? (Less)
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author
Collste, Jenny
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
NGOs, UN reform-process, global commissions, global governance, Rosenau, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1325970
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
date last changed
2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {Over the past decades there has been a shift in world politics, from a state-centric view of world order towards a new global world order. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) play an important role in this era of globalisation.

Through an analysis, based on Rosenau´s view of the new global world order, the purpose of this study is to explore and discuss the complexity with an increased role of NGOs in the United Nations. There are obvious benefits with an increased role of NGOs. They serve as positive contributors as agenda setter and watch-dogs, they play an important role in policy implementation and they have a democratizing role. However, there is another side of these benefits. Three problems of an increased role of NGOs in the UN-system have been identified; the problem of state-sovereignty, the politicization of aid and NGOs influence and the deficit of democracy.

Another purpose of this study is to explore why it has been so hard to implement NGOs role in the United Nations. The role of NGOs was a priority in the beginning of the UN-reform process, but it almost disappeared in the final stage. How can this be explained?},
  author       = {Collste, Jenny},
  keyword      = {NGOs,UN reform-process,global commissions,global governance,Rosenau,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {We the peoples of the United Nations},
  year         = {2006},
}