This topic doesn't seem to have attracted too much of this community's attention although strands of it have surfaced in some of the postings. The notion of multistakeholderism (as a form of deliberative democracy it was suggested in one of the postings) is central to IG, to my understanding covering both the process and the more institutional form of representation. No procedures are implicit in it other than it being open, transparent, balanced, inclusive & accountable. With the plethora of entities (state & non-state) involved to varying degrees & with varying decision-making power, some argue that policy decisions are hard to emerge from the complexity of having to engage in such a large number of policy fora & that policy decisions may be prone to the subjugation of minority to majoritarian interests, or by vested interests.
So given this tangle of factors & players, what is your opinion on: