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The Global Governance Reader

1st Edition

Edited by Rorden Wilkinson


352 pages

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This unique book presents students and scholars with a comprehensive and considered overview of the way in which the world is governed.

Rorden Wilkinson draws together seventeen of the most significant works by leading specialists in the field to explore the role of global institutions from the United Nations (UN) and NATO, to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Introductions to each article locate the readings within the broader global governance literature and provide a useful intellectual and historical context. Key concepts include:

  • the concept of global governance
  • possibilities and challenges
  • the governance of global capitalism
  • humanitarian crisis
  • finance and development
  • health and environment
  • global civil society.

The Global Governance Reader is the ideal introduction to the key theories and issues behind the most significant emerging areas in world politics.


'This book is the ideal introduction to the key theories and issues behind one of the most significant emerging areas in world politics.' - International Institute of Administrative Sciences

Table of Contents

1. The Report of the Commission on Global Governance 2. Governance in the Twenty-First Century 3. Global Governance: Poorly Done and Poorly Understood 4. Governance, Good Governance and Global Governance: Conceptual and Actual Challenges 5. Humane Governance for the World: Reviving the Quest 6.Global Perestroika 7. The Governance of Global Capitalism 8. New Constitutionalism, Democratization and Global Political Economy 9.Where Angels Fear to Tread: Trends in International Intervention 10. Governing the Borderlands: Decoding the Power of Aid11. Beyond the North-South Divide: The Two Tales of World Poverty 12. The Democratic Deficit in the Institutional Arrangements for Regulating Global Finance 13. The WTO in Crisis: Exploring the Dimensions of Institutional Inertia 14. The Global AIDS Fund: Context and Opportunity 15. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: The Politics of Global Health Governance 16. Getting Climate Policy on Track after The Hague 17. Civil Society and Democracy in Global Governance 18. The Sovereign Limits of Global Civil Society: A Comparison of NGO Participation in the UN World Conference on the Environment, Human Rights and Women

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions