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Trans-parliamentary Associations in Global Functional Agencies

Steve Charnovitz

George Washington University - Law School

Transnational Associations, May/June 2002

This article examines a new phenomenon, transparliamentary activism that focuses on particular international issues or international organizations. For example, the Parliamentary Conference on the World Bank. Such parliamentary organizing has a political significance beyond the usual transnational NGO activities because parliamentarians are elected officials. The transparliamentary activism discussed here differs from the traditional interparliamentary association going back over a hundred years. The article discusses the recent developments in the World Trade Organization and the World Bank.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: World Trade Organization, World Bank, international organization, parliament, nongovernmental organization, globalization

JEL Classification: F02, F10

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Date posted: October 30, 2002  

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Charnovitz, Steve, Trans-parliamentary Associations in Global Functional Agencies. Transnational Associations, May/June 2002. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=324320 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.324320

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George Washington University - Law School ( email )
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
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