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The Market or the Public Domain
Redrawing the Line

Edited By

Daniel Drache

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ISBN 9780415254700
Published August 8, 2001 by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

Examining the powerful idea of the return, reconstitution and redeployment of the public domain in a post-Seattle and post-Washington consensus world order, this innovative book is the most forward-looking and comprehensive examination of the need to rethink the tenants of global free trade.

In the past two decades, countries have focused on broadening and guaranteeing market access, and as the pendulum swings back for the market, the issue of investing in the public domain becomes a priority. The authors believe that devising new institutions of governance for a globalizing world requires fundamental change nationally and internationally. They argue that new public spaces, places and services are required to strengthen democracy and create sanctuaries in society where the market mechanism cannot reach. The public domain is an incipient concept that enables states to reduce the intrusiveness of markets and at the same time develop a strong national performance to reduce the inequality and social exclusion in an increasingly volatile global economy.

This original volume boasts an impressive list of international contributors who have demonstrated innovation and leadership in their fields. It will strongly appeal to advanced students, academics and policy makers involved in the field of global governance and international political economy.

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FULL CONTRIBUTORS: Amitav Acharya, York University, UK; Harry Arthurs, York University, UK; Richard Devetak, Monash University, Australia; Kyle Grayson, York University, UK; Richard Higgott, Warwick University, UK; Robin Hodess, Transparency International, Berlin; Inge Kaul, United Nation's Development Program's Office of Development Studies; George Kell, Executive office of the Secretary-General of the UN; David Marquand, Oxford University, UK; Sol Picciotto, Lancaster University, UK; Simon Reich, University of Pittsburgh, USA; Marcia Rioux, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies; Alasdair Roberts, Queen's University, UK; John Ruggie, Columbia University, USA; Keith Stewart, Toronto Environmental Alliance; Geoffrey Underhill, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Ezra Zubrow, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

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Daniel Drache is Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Professor of Political Science at York University.