Contesting Global Governance

Contesting Global Governance : Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements

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This book argues that increasing engagement between international institutions and sectors of civil society is producing a new form of global governance. The authors investigate 'complex multilateralism' by studying the relationship between three multilateral economic institutions (the IMF, World Bank, and World Trade Organization), and three global social movements (environmental, labour and women's movements). They provide a rich comparative analysis of the institutional response to social movement pressure, tracing institutional change, policy modification and social movement tactics as they struggle to influence the rules and practices governing trade, finance and development regimes. The contest to shape global governance is increasingly being conducted upon a number of levels and amongst a diverse set of actors. Analysing a unique breadth of institutions and movements, this book charts an important part of that contest.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 18mm | 440g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 Tables, unspecified
  • 0521774403
  • 9780521774406
  • 1,039,055

Table of contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Contesting global governance: multilateralism and global social movements; 2. The World Bank and women's movements; 3. The World Trade Organisation and labour; 4. The World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the environmental social movement; 5. The International Monetary Fund and social movements; 6. Complex multilateralism: MEIs and GSMs; References; Index.
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"empirically rich" Foreign Affairs "...[the book] usefully highlights the unresolved tensions between state-sponsored institutions and growing transnational civic activism." Foreign Affairs "useful study...the analysis is refreshing...this book remains useful for scholars of social movements." The Georgetown Public Policy Review Fall 2001
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