Who governs the globe? / edited by Deborah Avant, Martha Finnemore, Susan K. Sell. - New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010. - xiv, 433 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - Cambridge studies in international relations ; 114 . - Cambridge studies in international relations ; 114. .

Includes bibliographical references (pp. 471 - 515) and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Who governs the globe? Deborah D. Avant, Martha Finnemore and Susan K. Sell; Part I. Authority Dynamics and New Governors: 2. Who is running the international criminal justice system? Allison Danner and Erik Voeten; 3. The International Standards Organization as a global governor: a club theory approach Aseem Prakash and Matthew Potoski; 4. Corporations in zones of conflict: issues, actors and institutions Virginia Haufler; 5. International organization control under conditions of dual delegation: a transgovernmental politics approach Abraham Newman; 6. Constructing authority in the European Union Kathleen McNamara; Part II. Authority Dynamics and Governance Outcomes: 7. Packing heat: pro gun groups and the governance of small arms Clifford Bob; 8. Governing the global agenda: 'gatekeepers' and 'issue adoption' in transnational advocacy networks Charli Carpenter; 9. Outsourcing authority: how project contracts transform global governance networks Alexander Cooley; 10. When 'doing good' does not: the IMF and the millennium development goals Tamar Gutner; 11. The power of norms and the norms of power: who governs international electric and electronic technology? Tim Buthe; 12. 'Education for all' and the global governors Karen Mundy; 13. Conclusion: authority, legitimacy and accountability in global politics Deborah D. Avant, Martha Finnemore and Susan K. Sell.

"Academics and policy makers frequently discuss global governance but they treat governance as a structure or process, rarely considering who actually does the governing. This volume focuses on the agents of global governance: 'global governors'. The global policy arena is filled with a wide variety of actors such as international organizations, corporations, professional associations and advocacy groups, all seeking to 'govern' activity surrounding their issues of concern. Who Governs the Globe? lays out a theoretical framework for understanding and investigating governors in world politics. It then applies this framework to various governors and policy arenas, including arms control, human rights, economic development, and global education. Edited by three of the world's leading international relations scholars, this is an important contribution that will be useful for courses, as well as for researchers in international studies and international organisations"--

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