In recent years, the role of global institutions such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has never been more important to the lives of individuals throughout the world. This edited book provides critical perspectives on the role of these institutions and how they use their policies, procedures and practices to manage global political, socio-economic, legal and environmental affairs. In contrast to previously published books on this subject, Global Governance is organized thematically rather than by institution. Each chapter examines core issues such as labour, finance, the environment, health, culture, gender, civil society, poverty and development. It should be essential reading for undergraduate students of international politics, international political economy and international economics.
Table of Contents
Foreword Craig N. Murphy List of figures, Tables and Boxes List of abbreviations About the Contributions Acknowledgements 1. Global Governance: a preliminary interrogation Rorden Wilkinson Global Financial and Development Governance 2. Reforming the International Financial Architecture: the new political agenda Randall D. Germain 3. The Mother of all Governments: the World Bank's Matrix for Global Governance Paul Cammack Global Environmental, Cultural and Health Governance 4. Global Environmental Governance Lorraine Elliott 5. Global Governance, Human Rights and the 'Problem' of Culture Stephanie Lawson 6. Global Health and Governance: a conceptual review Richard Dodgson and Kelly Lee Human Security and Global Governance 7. Global Governance and Human Security Caroline Thomas 8. Global Governance and Poverty Reduction: the case of microcredit Heloise Weber Organised Labour and Global Governance 9. Coming in from the Cold: Labour, the ILO and the international Labour Standards Regime Steve Hughes 10. International Labour and its Emerging Role in Global Governance: regime fusion, social protection, regional integration and production volatility Nigel Haworth Civil Society and global Finance 11. The Contours of Courtship: the WTO and Civil Society Rorden Wilkinson 12. Lessons from Greenham Common peace camp: an alternative approach to Global Governance Lucy James Indexes Index