Transformations in Global Governance

Implications for Multinationals and Other Stakeholders

Author: Sushil Vachani

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847203159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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This book brings attention to the growing complexity of managing multinational firms in light of the rise to significant power of non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International and the anti-WTO coalition. It also considers the renewed public doubts about MNE legitimacy as the free-market model comes under greater criticism, especially in emerging markets. The book adds very useful value in illuminating situations in which companies are facing increased impact of pressure groups as well as governments in their international business. The menu of papers really gives the reader some food for thought, and specifically for thinking about how more acceptable governance of MNEs can be pursued in the 21st century. Robert Grosse, The Garvin School of International Management, US In recent years a number of excellent books have been published on the failure of corporate governance. However, nothing compares with Sushil Vachani s Transformations in Global Governance, a gripping account of global corporate governance provided by recognized IB scholars. Subhash C. Jain, University of Connecticut, US An excellent book for scholars, business leaders, and policymakers that makes good on its title Transformations in Global Governance. Sushil Vachani and the book s contributors identify how the governance structures of organizations are being transformed not just shifted or adjusted. NGOs, the WTO, multilateral institutions, multinationals, host governments and many other stakeholders have new roles and rules that are redefining how one governs a successful and socially responsible global enterprise. A must read for those intending to lead their organization's change efforts in our global economy. Stephen A. Stumpf, Villanova University, US and co-editor of Handbook on Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business The world of multinational enterprises is changing dramatically. Their complex and dynamic international context presents them with special challenges threatening their survival on one hand, and presenting them with unprecedented opportunities on the other. In this volume, international experts analyze different aspects of the transformations in global governance: ideological variations, trade governance, competition policy and the rise of civil society. They discuss the implications for multinational government relations, multinationals self-governance, relations with NGOs and issues of competitiveness. The book focuses on two forces integral to the process of globalization. The first is the evolution of inter-governmental organizations, such as the World Trade Organization, and various agreements pertaining to trade, environment, labor, competition and investment. The other equally important factor is the rise of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which have a significant impact on the strategies of multinational enterprises, governments and inter-governmental organizations. The contributors explore these forces in chapters detailing shifts in governance and their implications for multinationals, governments and society in general. This cohesive examination of an under-analyzed area will appeal to students and scholars of international business, and other researchers in management schools, think tanks, management consulting companies, government agencies, inter-governmental organizations, and NGOs.
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Gender Politics in Global Governance

Author: Mary K. Meyer,Elisabeth Prügl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691616

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

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This volume draws together a wide range of exciting new research that looks at the gendered nature of the institutions, practices, and discourses of global governance.
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Approaches to Global Governance Theory

Author: Martin Hewson,Timothy J. Sinclair

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791443088

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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As the debate over global governance heats up, Approaches to Global Governance Theory offers a guide to this new terrain. The contributors advocate approaches to global governance that recognize fundamental political, economic, technological, and cultural dynamics, that engage social and political theory, and that go beyond conventional international relations theory. We are offered here a guide to this new terrain. Beginning with a chapter tracing the emergence of global governance analysis in the 1990s, Approaches to Global Governance Theory also responds to alternative theoretical conceptions. James N. Rosenau explores the ontology of global governance. In addition, Robert Latham develops a critique of Rosenau's thinking, while Michael G. Schechter examines the limits of the Commission for Global Governance's widely publicized 1995 report and Ronen Palan asks critically, "Who is to be governed by global governance?"
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Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

Coherence and Contestation

Author: Alice D. Ba,Matthew J. Hoffmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134249942

Category: Political Science

Page: 10

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Global governance is fast becoming a ubiquitous phrase, succeeding globalization as the latest buzz term. But exactly what does it mean? For many scholars and policymakers the term captures important aspects of world politics. This unique volume delivers and compares the key perspectives of the leading thinkers in the area, equipping the reader with an excellent understanding of the debate now defining and mapping the future of this term. This comparative approach is underpinned by a lucid theoretical framework which guides the reader towards building a clear sense of the debate and its complexities. A wide range of empirical issues are covered, including those of Security, International Political Economy, Environment, Human Rights, Social Movements and Regulation. Including theorists of social constructivism, liberal imperialism and realism, this is an essential book for students and scholars which stimulates discussion and presents a fully rounded picture of global governance.
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Globalization and Global Governance

Author: Raimo Väyrynen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691555

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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The world is becoming more integrated and interdependent, heightening the need for new approaches to global governance. How can the international community collectively respond to pressing global problems? What kinds of institutions are needed, and what kinds of instruments will help them function? A distinguished group of international scholars wrestles here with what global governance is and is not_and with what it might be, given a clearer understanding of the challenges and opportunities posed by international financial flows, communications technologies, environmental threats, domestic disorders, peacekeeping and intervention, and sanctions and incentives. Taken together, this collection of original essays pays special attention to the prospect for strengthening an institutional world order by encouraging and enforcing compliance with international norms.
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The Global Governance Reader

Author: Rorden Wilkinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415332071

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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'The Global Governance Reader' provides students and scholars with a comprehensive and considered collection of articles covering the most theoretical and empirical contributions by leading specialists in the field.
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Global Governance

Drawing Insights from the Environmental Experience

Author: Oran R. Young

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262740203

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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The contributors to this volume draw upon the experiences of environmental regimes to examine the problems of internationalgovernance in the absence of a world government.
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Issues in Global Governance

Papers Written for the Commission on Global Governance

Author: Commission on Global Governance

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041108678

Category: Political Science

Page: 478

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"Issues on Global Governance" contains the Expert Papers of the Commission on Global Governance. The Commission is concerned primarily with furthering global cooperation (i.e. coordinated multilateral action) to meet the challenge of securing peace, achieving sustainable development and universalizing democracy'. The Expert Papers have been written especially for the Commission's Working Groups (One: Global Values; Two: Security; Three: Development; Four: Governance) by authorities in the field (viz. Abi-Saab, Galtung, Haas).
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Power Shifts and Global Governance

Challenges from South and North

Author: Ashwani Kumar,Dirk Messner

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857289314

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

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‘Power Shifts and Global Governance: Challenges from South and North’ presents an eclectic theoretical framework for emerging architectures of global governance through examining country and regional case studies from the perspective of 'great power shifts' in the twenty-first century. The book analytically and empirically explores the role of global civil society, discusses the implications of the rise of India and China, analyses regional security issues in Latin America and the Middle East and develops proposals for possible summit and UN reforms.
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Global Governance

Critical Perspectives

Author: Steve Hughes,Rorden Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134493606

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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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.
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