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Workshop on NGOs in World Politics
Convened by Dr Thomas Davies, at City University, London

Presentation Notes for Keynote Address
By Peter Willetts, Friday 18 October 2013

I am now retired and an Emeritus Professor. This year I have been working on the Falklands/Malvinas question and my main project is to write a book on the UN. I last did serious research on NGOs three years ago. I have been pleased to see – judging by the papers for this workshop – the subject has moved on in that time.

My first book, 1982, Pressure Groups in the Global System, explored how domestic groups became transnational

Second book, 1996, The Conscience of the World, covered case-studies of NGO lobbying in six issue-areas

Third, nominally 2011 actually 2010, NGOs in World Politics, but note the sub-title – The Construction of Global Governance, provided an overview of the structures for NGO influence and how we may theorise about their ability to exercise influence.

Ambiguity in “world politics”

What is an NGO?

What is a network?

The relations between NGOs and TNCs

The relations between NGOs and governments,
including NGOs and intergovernmental organisations

Questions of legitimacy and accountability

The Absence of NGOs from International Relations theory

Need to mainstream NGOs in all International Relations theory

The basis for further theoretical development

When using the ideas from this presentation, please cite
Peter Willetts , "Notes for a Keynote Presentation", 18 October 2013 at the Workshop on NGOs in World Politics, City University, London, available at http://www.staff.city.ac.uk/p.willetts/NGOS/TALK1013.HTM



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