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New Rules for Global Markets : Public and Private Governance in the World Economy - Stefan A. Schirm

New Rules for Global Markets

Public and Private Governance in the World Economy

By: Stefan A. Schirm (Editor)

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Which rules will shape globalization in the twenty-first century? This collection looks at the need for new rules and the divergence of national attitudes towards global economic governance. It covers the role of states in negotiating international trade, in regulating the banks and in promoting trilateralism. It investigates the role of business by assessing its increased power in writing the rules for self-regulation and in influencing the public sphere. Also, international organizations are analyzed as standard setters and regional institutions are examined as blueprints for global governance.

List of Tables and Figuresp. x
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xii
Abstracts of Chaptersp. xiv
Causes and Strategies of Global Economic Governance
The Divergence of Global Economic Governance Strategiesp. 3
Introductionp. 3
The global economy and its crisesp. 4
Proposals for global economic governancep. 7
Why do governmental attitudes to global economic governance diverge?p. 11
How can we evaluate global economic governance proposals?p. 15
Conclusionp. 18
Notesp. 19
Referencesp. 19
The Stability of International Financial Markets: A Global Public Good?p. 23
Introductionp. 23
Are stable financial markets a global public good?p. 26
Could a Tobin tax provide financial stability?p. 30
The role of the IMF: should it become a global lender of last resort?p. 34
Exchange rate regimes and the trilemma of international financep. 37
Conclusionp. 39
Notesp. 40
Referencesp. 41
Democratization, Financial Crises and Global Governancep. 45
Introductionp. 45
Time inconsistency, financial crisis and democratizationp. 47
Empirical evidencep. 51
Conclusion: global governance and big bills on the sidewalkp. 57
Notesp. 59
Referencesp. 60
States as Actors in Global Economic Governance
Governance by Negotiation: The EU, the United States and China's Integration into the World Trade Systemp. 67
Introductionp. 67
Global governance and international negotiationsp. 68
The case studyp. 71
Negotiating China's accession to the WTO: The EUp. 73
Negotiating China's accession to the WTO: the USAp. 77
The EU and the USA as international negotiators: some observationsp. 81
Notesp. 82
Referencesp. 83
The Resilience of National Institutions: The Case of Banking Regulationp. 87
Introductionp. 87
Globalization and the role of the statep. 88
Convergence or divergence?p. 89
State regulation of the banking sectorp. 91
The sources of change and their national filtersp. 99
Conclusionp. 102
Notesp. 103
Referencesp. 105
Global Governance: From Fordist Trilateralism to Neoliberal Constitutionalismp. 109
Introductionp. 109
Theoretical approaches to American foreign economic policy makingp. 110
Neo-Gramscian approachesp. 111
Project world market: the liberalization of US foreign economic policyp. 115
Trilateralism: a response to Nixon's unilateralismp. 117
The limits of trilateralismp. 118
The new trilateralism as global constitutionalismp. 120
Symbolic politics: social clausesp. 123
The 'complex interdependence' of 'double hegemony'p. 126
Perspectivep. 127
Notesp. 128
Referencesp. 128
Private Business as an Actor in Global Economic Governance
The Role of Business in Global Governancep. 133
Introductionp. 133
Forms of the 'new' political role of businessp. 134
Assessing powerp. 136
The three-dimensional analysis of the power of business in global governancep. 140
Conclusionp. 146
Notesp. 148
Referencesp. 150
Transnational Private Authority and Corporate Governancep. 155
Locating transnational private authority in the study of global economic governancep. 155
State of empirical research on transnational private authorityp. 157
Corporate governance as a neglected issue of transnational private authority (research)p. 158
State of theories on transnational private authorityp. 161
Elements of an alternative approach: transnational policy networks and varieties of capitalismp. 162
Coordination service firms and corporate governancep. 163
Conclusion and issues for further researchp. 170
Notesp. 171
Referencesp. 172
Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Economic Governance: A Comparison of the OECD Guidelines and the UN Global Compactp. 177
Introductionp. 177
Corporate social responsibilityp. 179
Regulation of TNCs in global politicsp. 180
Public and private authority in global politicsp. 182
Governance mechanisms in global politicsp. 183
Governance mechanisms in practice: OECD Guidelines vs UN Global Compactp. 185
Conclusionp. 189
Notesp. 190
Referencesp. 190
International Organizations and Regional Institutions
Mechanisms of Global Trade Governance: The 'Double Standard' on Standards in the WTOp. 195
Trade vs non-trade concerns in the WTOp. 195
Introducing standards in the WTO agreementsp. 198
Spreading standards through WTO case lawp. 201
Inscribing environmental and labour standards in WTO agreements?p. 203
Conclusion: durable 'double standard' on standardsp. 208
Notesp. 210
Referencesp. 211
ASEAN +3: The Failure of Global Governance and the Construction of Regional Institutionsp. 215
Introductionp. 215
Puzzle: cooperation in East Asiap. 216
Method: identity-building in international politicsp. 218
Analysis: interests and identities in East Asiap. 223
Conclusionp. 230
Notesp. 232
Referencesp. 232
New Regionalism and Global Economic Governancep. 235
Introductionp. 235
Business actors and global governance: do corporations rule the world?p. 236
Order and the global political economyp. 239
The postwar order and old regionalismp. 240
Global business actors, new regionalism and the construction of global orderp. 241
Conclusionp. 245
Notesp. 247
Referencesp. 249
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9781403932648
ISBN-10: 1403932646
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 265
Published: 7th April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1