Departmental Seminar: Empowering the Most-Affected in Global Governance
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hasenclever (IfP) at Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 16 h c.t., Room 124, Institute of Political Science
The talk discusses two possible readings of the participation of affected populations in global governance and contrasts these readings with a case study on the indigenous movement in the United Nations. On the one hand, the inclusion of affected populations into global policy making can be understood as a crucial step in creating a democratic global society. On the other hand, the inclusion of affected populations can be read as a strategy of major powers to confine the influence of NGOs who have challenged their dominance. The case study on the indigenous movement will show how the movement successfully struggled for recognition in the United Nations. However, states prevented indigenous peoples from gaining substantial political influence. To counterbalance this trend, we suggest that movements representing affected populations should strengthen existing links with traditional NGOs.