Global Governance: Critical Perspectives / Edition 1

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In recent years, the role of global institutions such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has never been more important to the lives of individuals throughout the world. This edited book provides critical perspectives on the role of these institutions, and how they use their policies, procedures and practices to manage global political, socio-economic, legal and environmental affairs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415268370
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/29/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Foreword: 'Why pay attention to global governance'
List of abbreviations
1 Global governance: a preliminary interrogation 1
Pt. I Global financial and developmental governance 15
2 Reforming the international financial architecture: the new political agenda 17
3 The mother of all governments: the World Bank's matrix for global governance 36
Pt. II Global environmental, cultural and health governance 55
4 Global environmental governance 57
5 Global governance, human rights and the 'problem' of culture 75
6 Global health governance: a conceptual review 92
Pt. III Human security and global governance 111
7 Global governance and human security 113
8 Global governance and poverty reduction: the case of microcredit 132
Pt. IV Organised labour and global governance 153
9 Coming in from the cold: labour, the ILO and the international labour standards regime 155
10 International labour and its emerging role in global governance: regime fusion, social protection, regional, integration and production volatility 172
Pt. V Civil society and global governance 191
11 The contours of courtship: the WTO and civil society 193
12 Lessons from Greenham Common peace camp: alternative approaches to global governance 212
Index 231
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