More inclusive global governance? The IMF and civil society in Africa
Scholte, Jan Aart. (2012) More inclusive global governance? The IMF and civil society in Africa. Global Governance: a review of multilateralism and international organizations, Vol.18 (No.2). pp. 185-206. ISSN 1075-2846 (In Press)Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5555/1075-2846-18.2.185
Does engagement with civil society generate more inclusive global governance? This article examines this question in the context of relations between the International Monetary Fund and civil society organizations in six countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. IMF exchanges with CSOs in this region have indeed brought some new voices into global governance. However, the overall scale and depth of these connections has remained modest. Moreover, such engagement as has developed has generally favored geographically, socioeconomically and culturally privileged constituencies. These limitations to, and hierarchies of, access and influence in IMF-CSO relations have resulted from a combination of: personal qualities of the individuals involved; institutional attributes of both the IMF and CSOs; and deeper structures of contemporary global politics. Attention to these various circumstances could yield greater inclusion.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||International Monetary Fund -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Evaluation, Civil society -- Africa, International cooperation, International organization|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Global Governance: a review of multilateralism and international organizations|
|Publisher:||Lynne Rienner Publishers|
|Page Range:||pp. 185-206|
|Publication Status:||In Press|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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