Power in Global Governance

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These contributions by international scholars reconsider the conceptualization of power in world politics. Arguing that the importance of power in international relations is underestimated, the book presents and employs a taxonomy of power that embraces agency, institutions, structure and discourse. It demonstrates how these different forms connect and intersect and how such an expanded concept can enrich our understanding of global governance.

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Michael Barnett is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Dialogues in Arab Politics: Negotiations in Regional Order (1998), Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda (2002), and, with Martha Finnemore, Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics. He is also co-editor, with Emanuel Adler of Security Communities (1998).

Raymond Duvall is Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change at the University of Minnesota. His recent publications include Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities and the Production of Danger (1999), co-edited with Jutta Weldes, Mark Laffey and Hugh Gusterson.

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Table of Contents

1. Power and global governance Michael N. Barnett and Raymond Duvall; 2. Power, institutions, and the production of inequality Andrew Hurrell; 3. Policing and global governance Mark Laffey and Jutta Weldes; 4. Power, fairness and the global economy Ethan Kapstein; 5. Power politics and the institutionalization of international relations Lloyd Gruber; 6. Power, nested governance, and the WTO: a comparative institutional approach Greg Shaffer; 7. The power of liberal international organizations Michael N. Barnett and Martha Finnemore; 8. The power of interpretive communities Ian Johnstone; 9. Class powers and the politics of global governance Mark Rupert; 10. Global civil society and global governmentality: or, the search for the political and the state amidst capillaries of power Ronnie Lipschutz; 11. Governing the innocent? The 'civilian' in international law Helen Kinsella; 12. Colonial and postcolonial global governance Himadeep Muppidi; 13. Knowledge in power: the epistemic construction of global governance Emanuel Adler and Steven Bernstein.

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