INGOs and the concept of good governance: the case of Amnesty International

Informace o vysokoškolské kvalifikační práci

Název práce:
INGOs and the concept of good governance: the case of Amnesty International
Autor práce:
Zlotos, David
Typ práce:
Diplomová práce / Master thesis
Vedoucí práce:
Dvořáková, Vladimíra
Osoba oponující práci:
Vymětal, Petr
Jazyk práce:
English
Abstrakt:
In this paper, Jürgen Habermas' account on 'The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere' will be set into relation with the emergence of INGOs as actors in the public sphere. The emergence of NGOs, and later INGOs, can be closely linked to the transformation of the public sphere as described by Habermas. An account from the early beginnings of non-governmental associations to the institutionalized status of INGOs following the establishment of the UN aims to describe the roots and roles of such organizations as actors within the public sphere more precisely. The concept of 'good governance' will be related to the commitments of the INGO Accountability Charter of which Amnesty International (AI) is a signatory. The case of AI will then be used as an example to apply the insights gained from the theoretical perspectives explored before. The question of whether AI is successful in its application of good governance relies on the definition of 'successful'. In this paper, the definition is given by Habermas' definition of the actorness in the transformed public sphere and the fulfilment of the commitments to the INGO Accountability Charter. Identifying AI as an actor in the public sphere provides the ground on which the development and controversies surrounding this INGO will be analyzed. Understanding the role AI aspires to play is an important factor. In this context, the controversies AI has faced in the public eye become a starting point into the inquiry of what role good governance plays in AI's communicative efforts. These, in turn, are a key to the organization's attempts to counterbalance negative perceptions and to maintain its position as a successful communicative actor. The end will be formed by conclusions given on the analysis of AI's employment of good governance in transformed, transnational civil society. Points for future research will be indicated if applicable.
Klíčová slova:
INGO; Accountability; Good governance; Transnational civil society; Civil Society; Public Sphere; Amnesty International; Public relations; Transparency

Informace o studiu

Studijní program a Studijní obor:
Mezinárodní ekonomické vztahy/International and Diplomatic Studies
Typ studijního programu:
Magisterský navazující studijní program
Jméno přidělované hodnosti:
Ing.
Instituce přidělující hodnost:
University of Economics, Prague
Název fakulty:
Faculty of International Relations
Název katedry:
Department of Political Sciences
Instituce archivující a zpřístupňující VŠKP:
University of Economics, Prague

Informace o odevzdání a obhajobě

Datum zadání práce:
28. 6. 2013
Datum podání práce:
20. 4. 2014
Datum obhajoby:
09.09.2014

Soubory ke stažení

Hlavní práce:
43540_xzlod01.pdf [941,34 kB]
Oponentura:
39149_vymetal.pdf [66,11 kB]
Hodnocení vedoucího:
43540_dvorakv.pdf [63,79 kB]

Údaje ze systému InSIS

Identifikátor:
https://insis.vse.cz/zp/43540/podrobnosti