Global Ordering: Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World

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This innovative, interdisciplinary work explores key institutional fault lines between the tectonic plates of globalization and the insistent demands for individual and collective autonomy.

Despite myriad global forces influencing the lives of individuals, societies, and polities, people continue to value their personal and communal independence. They insist on shaping the conditions of their existence to the fullest extent possible. At the same time, many formal and informal institutions - from transnational legal and financial regimes to new governance arrangements for aboriginal communities in environmentally sensitive regions - are evolving, adapting to meet new challenges, or failing to adjust rapidly enough.

Global Ordering examines the key institutions and organizations that mediate the ever-more complex relationship between globalization and autonomy. Bringing together an outstanding group of scholars, this ground-breaking book contributes significantly to the work of re-imagining the circumstances under which integrative systemic forces can be brought into alignment with irreducible commitments to individual and collective autonomy. It is important work that maps the new frontier of globalization studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774814348
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Globalization and Autonomy
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Globalization, Autonomy, and Institutional Change William D. Coleman Louis W. Pauly Diana Brydon 1

Part 1 Systemic Themes

2 The United Nations, the Bretton Woods Institutions, and the Reconstruction of a Multilateral Order Louis W. Pauly 23

3 International Law, Dispute Settlement, and Autonomy Guy Gensey Gilbert R. Winham 44

4 Agricultural Trade and the World Trade Organization William D. Coleman 64

5 World Heritage Sites and the Culture of the Commons Caren Irr 85

6 Fantasies at the International Whaling Commission: Management, Sustainability, Conservation Petra Rethmann 106

7 Globalization, Autonomy, and Global Institutions: Accounting for Accounting Sarah Eaton Tony Porter 125

8 Transnational Law and Privatized Governance A. Claire Cutler 144

9 Transnational Actors and Global Social Welfare Policy: The Limits of Private Institutions in Global Governance Michael Webb Emily Sinclair 166

Part 2 Regional Variations

10 Differentiated Autonomy: North America's Model of Transborder Governance Stephen Clarkson 191

11 Sovereignty Revisited: European Reconfigurations, Global Challenges, and Implications for Small States Ulf Hedetoft 214

12 Subsidiarity and Autonomy in the European Union Ian Cooper 234

13 Institutions of Arctic Ordering: The Cases of Greenland and Nunavut Natalia Loukacheva 255

14 Conclusion: Institutions, Autonomy, and Complexity Louis W. Pauly 273

Abbreviations 283

Notes and Acknowledgments 287

Works Cited 291

Contributors 313

Index 317

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