1st Edition

New Directions in Global Economic Governance Managing Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century

    This title was first published in 2001. Containing a wide array of intellectual perspectives, this illuminating text takes an authoritative look at the rules, decision-making procedures and organizational resources at the heart of the institutions of global governance and provides a much-needed Asian perspective on key issues, dealing with new questions raised at the Okinawa summit. Particularly suitable for graduate courses in political science, international political economy, international organizations, corporate strategy and international business, as well as having implications for the public policy community.

    Contents: Introduction: New directions in global economic governance: challenges and responses, John Kirton and George M. von Furstenberg. New Challenges in Global New Economy Governance: Managing globalization and the new economy: the contribution of the G8 summit, Nicholas Bayne; The new global electronic economy: consensus, confusion, contradictions, Thomas C. Lawton; Creating rules for the global information economy: the United States and G8 leadership, Michele Mastroeni; Transparent end-use technology and the changing nature of security threats, George M. von Furstenberg. New Directions in Global Financial Governance: Continuity and change in the global monetary order, Sébastian Dallaire; Japan’s approach to shaping a new international financial architecture, Saori N. Katada; Japan, the Asian economy, the international financial system and the G8: a critical perspective, Kunihiko Ito; Guiding global economic governance: the G20, the G7, and the international monetary fund at century’s dawn, John J. Kirton. New directions in Global Trade Governance: The G7 and multilateral trade liberalization: past performance, future challenges, Nicholas Bayne; Securing multilateral trade liberalization: international institutions in conflict and convergence, Theodore H. Cohn; Stimulating trade liberalization after Seattle: G7/8 leadership in global governance, Heidi K. Ullrich. Conclusion: The challenges ahead, George M. von Furstenberg and John Kirton; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.


    George M. von Furstenberg, John J. Kirton

    ’...What impresses me most, is the very careful and comprehensive overview about recent developments...a necessary and valuable contribution to the literature.’ Andreas Freytag, University of Cologne, Germany ’...a timely contribution to research dealing with the new issues of global governance...John Kirton and the Toronto G8 research group have come up with another winner.’ Alan M. Rugman, University of Oxford, UK ’...an important contribution to the international understanding in global governance.’ Dr Norbert Walter, Deutsche Bank Research, Germany ’...a timely overview of how effectively G7/G8 summits have been in dealing with several urgent transnational problems spurred by economic and financial globalization. The book should thus be of interest to both professionals and students of international political economy.’ Bertjan Verbeek, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands ’Anybody interested in new challenges in global economic governance should read this excellent book...superb...’ International Affairs ’Kirton and von Furstenberg's book brings to the forefront the formidable transformations to governance at the global economic level. The revolution induced by information and communication technologies demands regulation on a global scale. Taking this viewpoint, this essential collection of essays relating to global economics will prove very useful to students, researchers and professionals, even more so given the interesting documents included in the appendices.’ Etudes internationales