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Contesting Global Governance
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  • 2 tables
  • Page extent: 280 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.44 kg

Library of Congress

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  • Dewey version: n/a
  • LC Classification: HF1383 .C66 2000
  • LC Subject headings:
    • International trade agencies
    • World Trade Organization
    • World Bank
    • International Monetary Fund
    • International trade--Social aspects

Library of Congress Record

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521774406 | ISBN-10: 0521774403)

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.

• Study of the relationship between powerful international institutions, and social movements which challenge and influence them • The IMF, World Bank and World Trade Organisation are increasingly part of the news, and the environmental, labour and women's movements have an international impact • Of interest to people working in economics and sociology, as well as IR

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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