World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance

World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance

by Jonathan GS Koppell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226450988

ISBN-13: 9780226450988

Pub. Date: 09/15/2010

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Dilemmas from climate change to financial meltdowns make it clear that global interconnectedness is the norm in the twenty-first century. As a result, global governance organizations (GGOs)—from the World Trade Organization to the Forest Stewardship Council—have taken on prominent roles in the management of international affairs. These GGOs create and

Overview

Dilemmas from climate change to financial meltdowns make it clear that global interconnectedness is the norm in the twenty-first century. As a result, global governance organizations (GGOs)—from the World Trade Organization to the Forest Stewardship Council—have taken on prominent roles in the management of international affairs. These GGOs create and promulgate rules to address a host of pressing problems. But as World Rule reveals, they struggle to meet two challenges: building authority despite limited ability to impose sanctions and maintaining legitimacy while satisfying the demands of key constituencies whose support is essential to a global rulemaking regime.

Through a novel empirical study of twenty-five GGOs, Jonathan GS Koppell provides a clearer picture of the compromises within and the competition among these influential institutions by focusing attention on their organizational design. Analyzing four aspects of GGO organization in depth—representation and administration, the rulemaking process, adherence and enforcement, and interest group participation—Koppell describes variation systemically, identifies patterns, and offers explanations that link GGO design to the fundamental challenge of accountability in global governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226450988
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

List of Abbreviations xii

Chapter 1 Introdution: Organization of Global Rulemaking 1

The Emerging Reality of Global Governance 6

What the Design of Global Governance Organizations Tells Us 15

The Logic of Global Governance 22

lan of the Book 28

Chapter 2 Accountability and Legitimacy-Authority Tension in Global Governace 31

Five Concept of Accountability 34

Disentangling Legitimacy and Authority 41

Complementary and Conflicting Demands 55

What Makes GGOs Different? 67

Chapter 3 Introdution to the GGO Sample and GGO Core Characteristics 72

Sorting Out the Universe of Organizations 73

GGOs Including in This Study 80

Core Characteristics of GGOs 81

Chapter 4 Structre and Administration of GGOs 95

Six Variations in GGO Structre 97

Patterns of GGO Structre 120

Implications 139

Chapter 5 Rulemaking in Global Governance Oranizations 143

Variationin GGO Rulemaking 145

Patterns of Global Rulemaking 160

Implication 176

Chapter 6 The Riddle of Global Dherence 184

Variations in Global Adherence Regime 187

Patters of GGO Adherence 206

Implication of Adherence Approach 224

Chapter 7 Interest Groups and Global Governance 230

Transnational Interest Group Variation 232

Patterns of Interest Group Variation 240

GGO Authority and the Satisfaction of Interest Groups 260

Conclusion 263

Chapter 8 Cooperation and Competition in Global Governance 265

Global Governance as a Competitive Marketplace 266

Cooperation among GGOs 273

Stratgic Behavior in the GGO Environment 282

Conclusion 291

Chapter 9 Conclusion: Models of Global Governance and Accountability 293

Models of Global Governance 295

Putting It All Together: Three Models of Global Governance 300

The Distribution of model Types and the Nature of Global Governance 305

Implications 318

Appendix A List of Interview Subjects 323

References 325

Index|351

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