Power in Global Governance

Power in Global Governance

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This edited volume examines power in its different dimensions in global governance. Scholars tend to underestimate the importance of power in international relations because of a failure to see its multiple forms. To expand the conceptual aperture, this book presents and employs a taxonomy that alerts scholars to the different kinds of power that are present in world politics. A team of international scholars demonstrate how these different forms connect and intersect in global governance in a range of different issue areas. Bringing together a variety of theoretical perspectives, this volume invites scholars to reconsider their conceptualization of power in world politics and how such a move can enliven and enrich their understanding of global governance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 155 x 229 x 25mm | 610g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521549523
  • 9780521549523
  • 597,238

Table of contents

1. Power and global governance Michael N. Barnett and Raymond Duvall; 2. Power, institutions, and the production of inequality Andrew Hurrell; 3. Policing and global governance Mark Laffey and Jutta Weldes; 4. Power, fairness and the global economy Ethan Kapstein; 5. Power politics and the institutionalization of international relations Lloyd Gruber; 6. Power, nested governance, and the WTO: a comparative institutional approach Greg Shaffer; 7. The power of liberal international organizations Michael N. Barnett and Martha Finnemore; 8. The power of interpretive communities Ian Johnstone; 9. Class powers and the politics of global governance Mark Rupert; 10. Global civil society and global governmentality: or, the search for the political and the state amidst capillaries of power Ronnie Lipschutz; 11. Governing the innocent? The 'civilian' in international law Helen Kinsella; 12. Colonial and postcolonial global governance Himadeep Muppidi; 13. Knowledge in power: the epistemic construction of global governance Emanuel Adler and Steven Bernstein.
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About Steve Smith

Michael Barnett is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Dialogues in Arab Politics: Negotiations in Regional Order (1998), Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda (2002), and, with Martha Finnemore, Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics. He is also co-editor, with Emanuel Adler of Security Communities (1998). Raymond Duvall is Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change at the University of Minnesota. His recent publications include Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities and the Production of Danger (1999), co-edited with Jutta Weldes, Mark Laffey and Hugh Gusterson.
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