Governing Globalization: Power, Authority and Global Governance / Edition 1

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Since the UN's creation in 1945 a vast nexus of global and regional institutions has evolved, surrounded by a proliferation of non-governmental agencies and advocacy networks seeking to influence the agenda and direction of international public policy. Although world government remains a fanciful idea, there does exist an evolving global governance complex - embracing states, international institutions, transnational networks and agencies (both public and private) - which functions, with variable effect, to promote, regulate or intervene in the common affairs of humanity.

This book provides an accessible introduction to the current debate about the changing form and political significance of global governance. It brings together original contributions from many of the best-known theorists and analysts of global politics to explore the relevance of the concept of global governance to understanding how global activity is currently regulated. Furthermore, it combines an elucidation of substantive theories with a systematic analysis of the politics and limits of governance in key issue areas - from humanitarian intervention to the regulation of global finance. Thus, the volume provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical assessment of the shift from national government to multilayered global governance.

Governing Globalization is the third book in the internationally acclaimed series on global transformations. The other two volumes are Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture and The Global Transformations Reader: An Introduction to the Globalization Debate.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A very important and interesting book, this is a first-ratecollection of contributions by some of the best-known analysts ofglobal politics on the implications of 'global governance' in thenew world order."
Development and Change

"Attempts to carve out a definitive understanding of globalgovernance empirically and analytically ... This aim, and thequality of the individual chapters, make this an important text."
Political Studies Review

"David Held and Anthony McGrew have assembled a first-rate bookthat explores the meaning, scope and sources of global governance.Together the chapters offer an excellent guide to the debates onthe extent to which globalization has been governed and on how itshould be governed better."
Michael W. Doyle, Princeton University

"This volume provides the reader with an impressive range ofconceptual as well as empirical perspectives on global governance.A timely and very useful contribution to an oftentimes ambiguousdebate."
Wolfgang H. Reinicke, Global Public Policy Institute

"A very important and enormously interesting book, this is afirst rate collection of contributions by some of the best knownanalysts of global politics on the implications of 'globalgovernance' in the new world order."
Karin Kapadia, London School of Economics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745627335
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/30/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Anthony McGrew is Professor of International Relations at Southampton University.

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Table of Contents


List of Contributors.


Introduction: David Held and Anthony McGrew.

Part I The Global Governance Complex.

Chapter 1: Global Governance and the Role of Institutions,Ngaire Woods.

Chapter 2: Mapping Global Governance, MathiasKoenig-Archibugi.

Chapter 3 Governance in a New Global Order, James Rosenau.

Chapter 4 Global Governance: A Feminist Perspective, JillSteans.

Part II Governing Global Problems.

Chapter 5 Global Pandemics: HIV/AIDS, Nana Poku.

Chapter 6 Global Governance, Transnational Organized Crime andMoney Laundering, Phil Williams and Gregory Baudin-O'Hayon.

Chapter 7 Global Digital Communications and the Prospects forTransnational Regulation, Perri 6.

Chapter 8 Intellectual Property Rights: Susan Sells.

Chapter 9 Governing Global Finance: Jan Aart Scholte.

Chapter 10 Maintaining Peace and Security: Mike Pugh.

Part III Theories of Global Governance.

Chapter 11 A Realist Perspective on International Governance,Robert Gilpin.

Chapter 12 Marxism and Global Governance, Alex Callinicos.

Chapter 13 Liberal-Internationalism: Between Realism andCosmopolitanism, Anthony McGrew.

Chapter 14 Functionalism, Mark F. Imber.

Chapter 15 Cosmopolitanism: Ideas, Realities, Deficits, DavidHeld.

Chapter 16 Governance in a Partially Globalized World, Robert O.Keohane.


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