The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance

The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance

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The emergence of private authority has become increasingly a feature of the post-Cold War world. In The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance, leading scholars explore the sources, practices and implications of this erosion of the power of the state. They analyse and compare actors as diverse as financial institutions, multinational corporations, religious terrorists and organised criminals, and assess the potential for reversal of the situation. The themes of the book relate directly to debates concerning globalization and the role of international law, and will be of interest to scholars and students of international relations, politics, sociology and law.
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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 410g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 Tables, unspecified; 2 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 0521523370
  • 9780521523370
  • 1,382,134

Table of contents

Part I. Introduction: Theorizing Private Authority: 1. The emergence of private authority in the international system Rodney Bruce Hall and Thomas J. Biersteker; 2. Private regimes and inter-firm cooperation A. Claire Cutler; Part II. Market Authority: Globalization and 'Globaloney': 3. Economic governance in an electronically networked global economy Stephen J. Kobrin; 4. Global markets, national authority and the problem of legitimation: the case of finance Louis W. Pauly; 5. The state and globalization Saskia Sassen; Part III. Moral Authority: Global Civil Society and Transnational Religious Movements: 6. 'Regulation for the rest of us?' Global civil society and the privatisation of transnational regulation Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Cathleen Fogel; 7. The global dimensions of religious terrorism Mark Juergensmeyer; Part IV. Illicit Authority: Mafias and Mercenaries: 8. Transnational organized crime and the state Phil Williams; 9. The return of the dogs of war? The privatisation of security in Africa Bernadette Methuen and Ian Taylor; Part V. Conclusions and Directions: 10. Private authority as global governance Thomas J. Biersteker and Rodney Bruce Hall.
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'... a timely and significant contribution to the new generation of globalization studies ...'. Political Studies Review "This volume posits a fresh research agenda that enrices globalisation discussions in danger of becoming stale and redundant." Journal of International Relations and Development
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About Rodney Bruce Hall

RODNEY BRUCE HALL is Assistant Professor of International Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Iowa. THOMAS J. BIERSTEKER is Henry R. Luce Professor of Transnational Organizations and Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University.
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