Who Governs the Globe?

  • Citation: Avant, Deborah D., Martha Finnemore, and Susan K. Sell, eds. Who Governs the Globe?.Vol. 114. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
    • Topics:
    • IR Theories
    • Keywords:
    • authority dynamics
    • global governance

Academics and policymakers 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 organizations.

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