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Critical Perspectives on Global Governance
Rights and Regulation in Governing Regimes

ISBN 9780415361286
Published December 25, 2007 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

The first in-depth analysis of how global governance impacts on the lives of ordinary people. This new volume includes four detailed case studies on labour, migration, children and development that explore the actual nature of governance policies in the GPE.

Jean Grugel and Nicola Piper clearly show how global governance, the creation of global norms and regimes to regulate polities, economic and social actors, suggests and promotes ideals such as stable politics, democracy, human rights and individualism, with a strategy to create a more ordered and ultimately better world.

They move away from the traditional focus on élites, states and global institutions to explore and analyze how liberal global governance is really affecting ordinary people and how this is often an obstacle to development, citizenship, voice and inclusion. Paying particular attention to the global South, Asia and Latin America, these expert authors trace the development of liberal global governance. They also clearly examine and study how this regulation has spread from areas such as trade and investment, to development, labour, migration, children and the environment.

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms  List of Tables and Figures  Acknowledgements  Table of Contents  1. Global Governance and Rights  2. International Migration  3. The Regulatory Framework of Economic Migration  4. The Governance of Migration in Southeast and East Asia  5. Children’s Sphere in a Globalizing World  6. Governing Childhood  7. The Governance of Children in Latin America  8. Conclusion  Bibliography

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Jean Grugel is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Nicola Piper was Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore during the research and drafting process of this book and has meanwhile taken up a Senior Lectureship in the Department of Geography at the University of Wales Swansea, UK.


"This book effectively combines empirical research, theoretical reflection, and political analysis of the limits and possibilities of global rights regimes.  It will be a useful reference for scholars, policy practitioners, and activists." -- J. R. Weidner, Florida International University