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Contesting Global Governance

Contesting Global Governance
Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

  • Date Published: April 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521774406

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About the Authors
  • The contest to shape global governance is increasingly being conducted on a number of levels and among a diverse set of actors. This book argues that increasing engagement between international institutions and sectors of civil society is producing a new form of international organization. The authors study the relationship between the IMF, World Bank, and World Trade Organisation, and environmental, labor, and women's movements, providing a rich analysis of the institutional response to social movement pressure.

    • 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
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "empirically rich" Foreign Affairs

    "...[the book] usefully highlights the unresolved tensions between state-sponsored institutions and growing transnational civic activism." Foreign Affairs

    "useful study...the analysis is refreshing...this book remains useful for scholars of social movements." The Georgetown Public Policy Review Fall 2001

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521774406
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Authors

    Robert O'Brien, McMaster University, Ontario

    Anne Marie Goetz, University of Sussex

    Jan Aart Scholte, University of Warwick

    Marc Williams, University of New South Wales, Sydney

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