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1st Edition

Business and Global Governance

ISBN 9780415493369
Published July 8, 2010 by Routledge
288 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Over the past two decades, the role of business in global governance has become increasingly topical. Transnational business associations are progressively more visible in international policy debates and in intergovernmental institutions, and there is a heightened attention given to global policy-making in national and international business communities.

This text examines and explains the multiple modes of engagement between business and global governance; it presents a variety of theoretical approaches which can be used to analyse them, along with empirical illustrations. Featuring a range of leading US and European scholars, it is divided into three parts that summarize different modes of engagement. Each section is illustrated by two or three studies that represent a distinct theoretical take on the issue with empirical illustrations. The book examines:

  • Business as master and purpose of global governance
  • Business as subject and opponent to global governance
  • Business as partner and facilitator of global governance

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Business Studies, International Relations, International Politics and International Political Economy, as well as for practitioners – in the public and private sector.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Business and Global Governance  Part 1: Business as Master of Global Governance  2. Direct and Indirect Influence at the World Intellectual Property Organization  3. Practices (Re)Producing Orders: Understanding the Role of Business in Global Security Governance  4. Unthinking the Gats: A Radical Political Economy Critique of Private Transnational Governance  Part 2: Business as Subject to Global Governance  5. Business and Global Climate Governance: A Neo-Pluralist Perspective  6. Governing Corruption through the Global Corporation  7. Transnational Governance Networks in The Regulation of Finance – The Making of Global Regulation and Supervision Standards in the Banking Industry  8. Non-Triad Multinationals and Global Governance: Still A North-South Conflict?  Part 3: Business as Partner in Global Governance  9. Rethinking Multilateralism: Global Governance and Public-Private Partnerships with the UN  10. Iso and The Success of Regulation through Voluntary Consensus  11. Beyond the Boardroom: "Multilocation" and the Business Face of Celebrity Diplomacy  12. Variations in Corporate Norm-Entrepreneurship: Why the Home State Matters

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Morten Ougaard is Professor of International Political Economy, and Director of the International Business and Politics Program at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is the co-editor of Towards a Global Polity - also published by Routledge.

Anna Leander is Professor of International Political Economy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.  She is the co-editor of Constructivism and International Relations: Wendt and his Critics - also published by Routledge.