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Governance in a Global Economy : Political Authority in Transition - Miles Kahler

Governance in a Global Economy

Political Authority in Transition

By: Miles Kahler (Editor), David A. Lake (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th October 2003
ISBN: 9780691114026
Number Of Pages: 512

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Critics of globalization claim that economic integration drains political authority from states: devolving authority to newly empowered regions, delegating it to supranational organizations, and transferring it to multinational firms and nongovernmental organizations. Globalization is also attacked for forcing convergence of state institutions and policies and threatening the ability of societies to chart their own democratically determined courses. In "Governance in a Global Economy," Miles Kahler and David Lake assemble the contributions of seventeen leading scholars who have systematically investigated how global economic integration produces changes of governance. These authors conclude that globalization has created a new and intricate fabric of governance, but one that fails to match the stark portrait of beleaguered states.

Exploring changes in governance across several policy areas (such as tourism, trade, finance, and fiscal and monetary policy), the authors demonstrate that globalization changes the policy preferences of some actors, increases the bargaining power of others, and opens new institutional options for yet others. By reintroducing agency and choice into our understanding of globalization, this book provides important new insights into the complex and contingent effects of globalization on political authority and governance.

The introduction and the conclusion are by the editors; the contributors are James A. Caporaso, Benjamin J. Cohen, Barry Eichengreen, Zachary Elkins, Geoffrey Garrett, Peter Gourevitch, Virginia Haufler, Michael J. Hiscox, Robert O. Keohane, Lisa L. Martin, Walter Mattli, Kathleen R. McNamara, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Jonathan Rodden, Ronald Rogowski, Beth A. Simmons, and Peter Van Houten.

"This book provides important insights into globalization's complex and contradictory effects on political authority and governance in general and on new institutional options in particular."--Donald E. Klingner, Public Administration Review

List of Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Globalization and Governancep. 1
Globalization and Changing Locations of Governance
The Leverage of Economic Theories: Explaining Governance in an Internationalized Industryp. 33
Political Integration and Disintegration in the Global Economyp. 60
Globalization and Fiscal Decentralizationp. 87
Globalization and Demands for Regional Autonomy in Europep. 110
Monetary Governance in a World of Regional Currenciesp. 136
Governing Global Financial Markets: International Responses to the Hedge-Fund Problemp. 168
Public and Private Governance in Setting International Standardsp. 199
Globalization and Industry Self-Regulationp. 226
Convergence in National Governance
International Capital Mobility and National Policy Divergencep. 255
Globalization and Policy Diffusion: Explaining Three Decades of Liberalizationp. 275
Corporate Governance: Global Markets, National Politicsp. 305
Globalization, Institutions, and Convergence: Fiscal Adjustment in Europep. 332
Democratic Deficits and the Problem of Accountability
Democracy, Accountability, and Rights in Supranational Governancep. 361
Redefining Accountability for Global Governancep. 386
Globalization and Changing Patterns of Political Authorityp. 412
Referencesp. 439
Indexp. 481
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ISBN: 9780691114026
ISBN-10: 0691114021
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 12th October 2003
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.71