The UN and Japan in an Age of Globalization:
The Role of Transnational NGOs in Global Affairs

Stephen Toulmin

1. Introduction: The Problem
2. The Variety of Non-Governmental Organizations
3. Reasons for the Influence of NGOs
4. The Political and Technical Faces of the UN
5. The Reactions of NSGs to the Influence of NGOs
6. Transnational Representative Institutions
7. Transnational Judicial Institutions
8. The NGOs: Prophets or Politicians?

Stephen Toulmin
Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, USA
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