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Giving WellThe Ethics of Philanthropy$
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Patricia Illingworth, Thomas Pogge, and Leif Wenar

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199739073

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.001.0001

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Global Philanthropy and Global Governance

Global Philanthropy and Global Governance

The Problematic Moral Legitimacy of the Relationship between Global Civil Society and the United Nations

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(p.149) 8 Global Philanthropy and Global Governance
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Giving Well
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Kenneth Anderson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.003.0009

This chapter traces the history of NGOs beginning in the late 1980s through 9/11 and the Iraq war. Thematically, this historical account highlights the relationship many NGOs enjoyed with the United Nations and the representative role they assumed in global civil society. The chapter argues that the historical role of NGOs as representatives of the world's people is not supported by the political and moral requirements of accountability, representativeness, and political intermediation to undertake the function of global governance and should not be viewed as representatives of the world's people.

Keywords:   accountability, democratic legitimacy, global civil society, global governance, NGOs, political intermediation, representativeness, United Nations

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