Trans-Parliamentary Associations in Global Functional Agencies

Transnational Associations, May/June 2002

7 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2002

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Steve Charnovitz

George Washington University - Law School


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.

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

JEL Classification: F02, F10

Suggested Citation

Charnovitz, Steve, Trans-Parliamentary Associations in Global Functional Agencies. Transnational Associations, May/June 2002. Available at SSRN: or

Steve Charnovitz (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

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Washington, DC 20052
United States

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