Multistakeholderism is not difficult to define,
The study and practice of forms of participatory democracy that allow for all those who have a stake and who have the inclination, to participate on equal footing in the deliberation of issues and the recommendation of solutions. While final decisions and implementation may be assigned to a single stakeholder group, these decision makers are always accountable to all of the stakeholders for their decisions and the implementations.
It is just hard to live up to.
Aside to those non-governmental actors who disparage participatory democracy as expressed in multistakeholderism – in the multilateral system the big corporations still have access, it is the rest of us, including academics, activists, civil society, internet technical community, and small businesses who are shut out.
From: NETmundial was an act of Enhanced Cooperation. CSTD was not.
This site is part of my process of writing on Multistakeholder models. My original intention was to write a book, but instead I have been writing articles and contributions to ongoing multistakeholder processes. Maybe a book will emerge someday, but in the meantime I would like to share what I have been writing in a coherent (hopefully) manner.
Conceptually multistakeholder models are being discussed in many fora and arenas. In addition to my own work, I will collect pointers to other work on this subject. I hope to create a site that is useful to all students and practitioners involved in multistakeholder models.