Accountability and Strategic Planning at Interpol

Felipe Henriques Teixeira Ramos

Studenteropgave: Masterprojekt


On account of the continuous expansion of global politics, the accountability of transnational organizations is drawing scholars’ attention. The standard model of democratic accountability is apparently inappropriate to fit the current global governance architecture. There is still no consensus on how to address this issue. Some argue that there are other efficient ways to constrain power-wielders at the transnational level and, to support this position, present alternatives to the electoral mechanisms of accountability. As to any accountability mechanism, but specially to these alternates, transparency and extensive provision of information are crucial and enabling elements. As an intern at the Strategic Business Planning Unit at Interpol, I had the opportunity to analyze if the availability of information about Interpol’s work contributes to enable these alternative mechanisms and to ultimately strengthen Interpol’s accountability. After nine months of internship, I could notice that the strategic planning activity at Interpol needs to be strengthen and improved if the organization expects to use it as a reliable source of information.

UddannelserInternational Public Administration and Politics, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Antal sider18
VejlederePeter Aagaard