Accountability or Good Decisions

Global Society 23 (1):37-57 (2009)
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Civil society participation in international and European governance is often promoted as a remedy to its much-lamented democratic deficit. We argue in this paper that this claim needs refinement because civil society participation may serve two quite different purposes: it may either enhance the democratic accountability of intergovernmental organisations and regimes, or the epistemic quality of rules and decisions made within them. (...)

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Maria Paola Ferretti
Goethe University Frankfurt


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