1st Edition

Global Corporations in Global Governance

ISBN 9780415716055
Published March 16, 2015 by Routledge
154 Pages

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Book Description

This book offers a concise and accessible overview and analysis of the place of large multinational and regional corporations in the political economy of global governance.May argues that not only do corporations have an impact on the institutions of global governance, but they must be understood as a multifaceted institution of global governance in their own right, controlling and shaping significant aspects of the global political economy.

Topics include:

  • What are global corporations?
  • Corporations and global governance
  • The legal personality of the corporation
  • Corporations and power
  • Corporations and tax
  • The future role of corporations in  a post crisis global system

Highlighting the central role of corporations in the generation and reproduction of norms in global governance, this work shows that corporations’ practices and relations are themselves both subjects, and sources of, global governance. It offers an enhanced understanding of the complex of issues that pattern the corporate global governance in the contemporary political economy and will be of interest to students in areas including IPE, global governance and international organizations.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What are global corporations?  1. Global Corporations and Global Governance  2. The Legal Personality of the Corporation  3. The Governance of Corporations  4. Corporations and the Exercise of Power  5. Global Governance, Corporations and Tax  6. A Complex Relationship

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Christopher May is Professor of Political Economy at Lancaster University, UK