Global governance : critical perspectives / Rorden Wilkinson and Steve Hughes.

by Wilkinson, Rorden, 1970-Looking glass; Hughes, Stephen, 1955-Looking glass.

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2002.Description: 224 pages ; 24cm.ISBN: 0415268370; 0415268389.Subject(s): GlobalizationLooking glass | International agenciesLooking glass | International economic relationsLooking glass | International organizationLooking glass
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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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of illustrations (p. vii)
  • Notes on contributors (p. viii)
  • Foreword: 'Why pay attention to global governance' (p. xi)
  • Acknowledgements (p. xviii)
  • List of abbreviations (p. xix)
  • 1 Global governance: a preliminary interrogation (p. 1)
  • Part I Global financial and developmental governance (p. 15)
  • 2 Reforming the international financial architecture: the new political agenda (p. 17)
  • 3 The mother of all governments: the World Bank's matrix for global governance (p. 36)
  • Part II Global environmental, cultural and health governance (p. 55)
  • 4 Global environmental governance (p. 57)
  • 5 Global governance, human rights and the 'problem' of culture (p. 75)
  • 6 Global health governance: a conceptual review (p. 92)
  • Part III Human security and global governance (p. 111)
  • 7 Global governance and human security (p. 113)
  • 8 Global governance and poverty reduction: the case of microcredit (p. 132)
  • Part IV Organised labour and global governance (p. 153)
  • 9 Coming in from the cold: labour, the ILO and the international labour standards regime (p. 155)
  • 10 International labour and its emerging role in global governance: regime fusion, social protection, regional integration and production volatility (p. 172)
  • Part V Civil society and global governance (p. 191)
  • 11 The contours of courtship: the WTO and civil society (p. 193)
  • 12 Lessons from Greenham Common peace camp: alternative approaches to global governance (p. 212)
  • Index (p. 231)