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The Global Governance of Knowledge Creation and Diffusion

1st Edition

Edited by Helge Hveem, Lelio Iapadre


260 pages | 33 B/W Illus.

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There is an increasing scientific and political sensibility for questions regarding the "governance of a knowledge society" and the societal benefits and problems of a "knowledge economy".

The Global Governance of Knowledge provides a survey and analysis of international agreements and institutions, global and regional, which regulate the creation and dissemination of knowledge. The volume utilises case studies and a comparative country / thematic approach to prove a comprehensive survey of the regulation and governance of knowledge flow, research and innovation. By identifying activities creating new knowledge, such as education and migration, it demonstrates how knowledge regulation and diffusion works in practice and policy.

The book will be of interest to students and scholars of globalization, international relations and policy regulation.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Conceptual and Theoretical Overview 1. Governance: The Efficacy and Legitimacy of International Regulation Helge Hveem 2. Knowledge Creation and International Transfers Luca Spinesi Part 2: Governing Knowledge Creation Process 3. Education Carl Henrik Knutsen 4. Research Carl Henrik Knutsen 5. Innovation Cristina Castelli Part 3: Governing Knowledge Diffusion Processes 6. Open Flow of Ideas Carl Henrik Knutsen 7. Co-operation Between Different Agents in Knowledge Activities Helge Hveem and Carl Henrik Knutsen 8. Migration Cristina Castelli and Lelio Iapadre 9. Foreign Direct Investment, Technology Transfer and Kowledge Diffusion Luca De Benedictis and Luca Spinesi 10. Trade in Goods and Services Cristina Castelli Part 4: Conclusion 11. Global Governance of KnowledgePolicies: Summary and Conclusions Helge Hveem and Lelio Iapadre. Statistical Appendix Cristina Castelli

About the Editors

Helge Hveem is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway.

Lelio Iapadre is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of L'Aquila, Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Bologna Center, Italy,and Associate Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, Belgium.

On behalf of the Research Centre of International Economics (CIDEI) of the University of Rome La Sapienza, he serves as team leader in the GARNET Network of Excellence Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation: the Role of the EU, EC Sixth Framework Programme.

About the Series

Routledge/GARNET series

Europe in the World
The Routledge GARNET series provides an outlet for research on a wide range of issues related to regulation in the context of regional and global governance, the representation and participation of the EU in global governance, and regionalism in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The series embraces multi-disciplinary perspectives to cover questions of relevance to contemporary society, amidst the challenges to regional cooperation in dealing with poverty and human welfare, peace, security, and social justice.

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