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Political Stakeholders

A Political Stakeholder is a person or group who has an interest or a stake in the government or public affairs of a
political stakeholders

The definition of a Political Stakeholder is wide and can apply to all citizens of a country. For businesses and managers Political Stakeholders should be thought of as national governmental bodies and supranational or international organization for example, the World Health Organization or NGOs.

Holtbrügge, Berg & Puck divide Political Stakeholders into two groups: national and international stakeholders. National stakeholders are concerned with the interests of a nation whereas international Stakeholders are 'supranational' – they are multinational and are delegated authority by governments of member states.

Examples of national stakeholders

  • State Governments
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Central Government

Examples of international stakeholders

  • Supranational Organizations
  • International Monetary Fund
  • United Nations
  • World Trade organization

Political Stakeholders - References and further reading

See also Government Stakeholder list

Holtbrügge, D. Berg, N. Puck, F, J. To bribe or to convince? Political stakeholders and political activities in German multinational corporation. International Business Review, Volume 16, Issue 1, February 2007, Pages 47–67. [online] Available at: [Accessed 05 February 2009].

Oxford University Press, 2016. Oxford English Dictionary. Political. [online] Available at: [Accessed 05 February 2016].

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2016. Supranational Union. [online] Available at: [Accessed 05 February 2016].