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The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

Rodney Bruce Hall, Thomas J. Biersteker, A. Claire Cutler, Stephen J. Kobrin, Louis W. Pauly, Saskia Sassen, Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Cathleen Fogel, Mark Juergensmeyer, Phil Williams, Bernadette Methuen, Ian Taylor
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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521818612

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  • The emergence of private authority is now a feature of the post-Cold War world. The contributors to this volume examine the implications of the erosion of the state's power in global governance. They analyze financial institutions, multinational corporations, religious terrorists and organized crime operations. Relating directly to debates concerning globalization and the role of international law, this study is of interest to scholars and students of international relations, politics, sociology and law.

    • Highly topical subject
    • Detailed analysis of a range of private authorities, from multinational firms, to the mafia, to religious terrorists
    • The contributors are leading experts in their fields
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    "This volume posits a fresh research agenda that enrices globalisation discussions in danger of becoming stale and redundant." Journal of International Relations and Development

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    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521818612
    • length: 274 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction: Theorizing Private Authority:
    1. The emergence of private authority in the international system Rodney Bruce Hall and Thomas J. Biersteker
    2. Private regimes and inter-firm cooperation A. Claire Cutler
    Part II. Market Authority: Globalization and 'Globaloney':
    3. Economic governance in an electronically networked global economy Stephen J. Kobrin
    4. Global markets, national authority and the problem of legitimation: the case of finance Louis W. Pauly
    5. The state and globalization Saskia Sassen
    Part III. Moral Authority: Global Civil Society and Transnational Religious Movements:
    6. 'Regulation for the rest of us?' Global civil society and the privatisation of transnational regulation Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Cathleen Fogel
    7. The global dimensions of religious terrorism Mark Juergensmeyer
    Part IV. Illicit Authority: Mafias and Mercenaries:
    8. Transnational organized crime and the state Phil Williams
    9. The return of the dogs of war? The privatisation of security in Africa Bernadette Methuen and Ian Taylor
    Part V. Conclusions and Directions:
    10. Private authority as global governance Thomas J. Biersteker and Rodney Bruce Hall.

  • Editors

    Rodney Bruce Hall
    RODNEY BRUCE HALL is Assistant Professor of International Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Iowa.

    Thomas J. Biersteker, Brown University, Rhode Island
    THOMAS J. BIERSTEKER is Henry R. Luce Professor of Transnational Organizations and Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University.


    Rodney Bruce Hall, Thomas J. Biersteker, A. Claire Cutler, Stephen J. Kobrin, Louis W. Pauly, Saskia Sassen, Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Cathleen Fogel, Mark Juergensmeyer, Phil Williams, Bernadette Methuen, Ian Taylor

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