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Comparing Business and Public Interest Associability at the International Level


Kellow, AJ, Comparing Business and Public Interest Associability at the International Level, International Political Science Review, 23, (2) pp. 175-186. ISSN 0192-5121 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/0192512102023002004


The increasing importance of globalization has made representation in international arenas more important. Yet key factors affecting associability of business and public interest groups at that level are markedly different from those which apply at the level of the nation-state. This article will argue that the "privileged position of business" does not obtain at the transnational level, and that business frequently prefers the national route. NGOs, on the other hand, enjoy greater influence internationally than they do at the national level, essentially because of the ways in which they can assist international organizations to overcome their governance deficits. Examining sectors such as chemicals and biotechnology, this article explores the factors affecting associability at the international level and suggests some consequences which follow from these observations for the development of policy in international arenas.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Kellow, AJ (Professor Aynsley Kellow)
ID Code:25827
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2003-05-31

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