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Global Governance and Accountability

Friday 17 May, 12.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Accountability is often invoked as a value in discussions of global governance, but is rarely analysed as a concept. Professor Robert Keohane will focus on the subject of Global Governance and Accountability in a Miliband Lecture on Global Economic Governance on Friday 17 May at LSE.

Professor Keohane will examine the concept of accountability and global governance, arguing that accountability is multifaceted and that a number of distinct types of accountability can be identified. He will focus on several types of accountability and seek to indicate the relevance of distinctions among them to issues of governance in world politics.

Robert Keohan is James B Duke Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He has made fundamental contributions to international relations theory, and received the 1989 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his book After Hegemony: cooperation and discord in the world political economy. He was president of the American Political Science Association in 1999-2000.

This event is free and open to all. No ticket is required.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|


The Miliband Lectures on Global Economic Governance have been established by David Held, who holds the Graham Wallas Chair of Political Science at LSE, with the help of the Global Dimensions programme. The series has explored key issues on global economic governance throughout the year, with lectures by

  • Joseph Stiglitz on Globalisation and Development
  • Professor Robert Wade on Economic Globalisation, Inequality and Debt
  • Professor Robert Goodin on Globalising Justice

The series concludes with

  • Global Governance: the corporate connection, Thursday 6 June, Professor John Gerard Ruggie, Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

For more information on the series, contact Mathias Koenig-Archibugi on 020 7955 7193 or email m.koenig-archibugi@lse.ac.uk|

8 May 2002