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Accountability in Global Governance

Political Scientist Gisela Hirschmann (Leiden University) asks how international organisations can be compelled to comply with respect human rights. She finds that this is done through ‘pluralist accountability’: external third parties such as courts, NGOs, or regional organisations holding international organisations to account. And these external parties are often more effective than states or international organisations themselves. Hirschmann illustrates ‘pluralist accountability’ with several case studies: the Afghanistan and Kosovo peace operations, the EU Troika’s economic adjustment policies, and WHO-led vaccination and vaccine development.

Gisela Hirschman
06 July 2020
› Oxford University Press
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