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Contesting Global Governance : Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements - Robert O'Brien

Contesting Global Governance

Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements

Paperback Published: 19th June 2000
ISBN: 9780521774406
Number Of Pages: 278

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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.

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"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

List of abbreviations
Contesting global governance: multilateralism and global social movements
The World Bank and women's movements
The World Trade Organisation and labour
The World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the environmental social movement
The International Monetary Fund and social movements
Complex multilateralism: MEIs and GSMs
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ISBN: 9780521774406
ISBN-10: 0521774403
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations, 71
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 19th June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45

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