Private Power and Global Authority

Transnational Merchant Law in the Global Political Economy


Author: A. Claire Cutler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521533973

Category: Law

Page: 306

View: 1054

Transnational merchant law, which is mistakenly regarded in purely technical and apolitical terms, is a central mediator of domestic and global political/legal orders. By engaging with literature in international law, international relations and international political economy, this 2003 book develops the conceptual and theoretical foundations for analyzing the political significance of international economic law. In doing so, it illustrates the private nature of the interests that this evolving legal order has served over time. The book makes a sustained and comprehensive analysis of transnational merchant law and offers a radical critique of global capitalism.

Contractual Certainty in International Trade

Empirical Studies and Theoretical Debates on Institutional Support for Global Economic Exchanges


Author: Volkmar Gessner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847314759

Category: Law

Page: 372

View: 5803

Global business interacts efficiently despite the heterogeneity of social, economic and legal cultures which, according to widespread assumptions, cause insecurities and uncertainties. Breaches of contracts may occur more frequently and business relationships may be terminated more often in international than in domestic trade. But most business people engaged in exporting or importing products or services seem to operate in a sufficiently predictable environment allowing successful ventures into the global market. The apparent paradox presented by cultural/institutional diversity and contractual efficiency in cross-border business transactions is the focus of this volume of essays. The wide range of approaches adopted by contributors to the volume include: the Weberian concept of law as a tool for avoiding the risk of opportunism; economic sociology, which treats networks and relationships between contractual parties as paramount; representatives of new institutional economics who discuss law as well as private governance institutions as most efficient responses to risk; comparative economic sociologists who point to the varieties of legal cultures in the social organisation of trust; and national and international institutions such as the World Bank which try to promote legal certainty in the economy. The purpose of the volume is to build on this interdisciplinary exercise by adding empirical evidence to ongoing debates regarding enabling structures for international business, and by critically reviewing and discussing some of the propositions in the literature which contain interesting hypotheses on the effects of the internationalization of markets on market co-ordination institutions and on the role of the state in the globalising economy.

Ungoverned Spaces

Alternatives to State Authority in an Era of Softened Sovereignty


Author: Anne L. Clunan,Harold A. Trinkunas

Publisher: Stanford Security Studies


Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 7881

This book provides a comprehensive critique of the prevailing view of ungoverned spaces and the threat they pose to human, national and international security.

Critical Digital Studies

A Reader, Second Edition


Author: Arthur Kroker,Marilouise Kroker

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666714

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 3072

Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.

State Agency and the Patenting of Life in International Law

Merchants and Missionaries in a Global Society


Author: Bita Amani

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754674382

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 3580

This important and timely volume considers competing international obligations in relation to the patenting of life, offering a pragmatic two-step approach to state agency to resolve apparent conflicts between the regulatory options afforded by economic globalization and the need to forge domestic laws that reflect community values.

Images of Gramsci

Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations


Author: Andreas Bieler,Adam Morton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317998669

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 1801

A comprehensive reassessment of the relevance of Gramsci’s theory and practice at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Whilst commentaries on Antonio Gramsci and arguments surrounding his political and intellectual legacy have proliferated, little attention has been hitherto directed to linking the connections and contentions between Political Theory and International Political Economy. This volume brings together leading authorities engaged in common debates to produce, for the first time, a major collection that clarifies, addresses, and lays bare the manifest connections and contentions within political and international theory surrounding the legacy of Antonio Gramsci. In Part I, scholars examine various approaches to Gramsci’s thought, including his methodological principles, the specific conception of civil society he offers, his writings on war and cultural struggle, the spatial dimension of his thinking, and his philosophy of history. Part II focuses on very new developments in Gramsci scholarship concerning the questioning of contemporary world order. This includes reflections on his relevancy to issues of globalising capitalism, transformations in the state, revolutionary praxis, orientalism and empire, as well as European regionalism. This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. (CRISPP)

Critical Perspectives on the Crisis of Global Governance

Reimagining the Future


Author: S. Gill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137441402

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 7964

The contributors highlight alternative imaginaries and social forces harnessing new organizational and political forms to counter and displace dominant strategies of rule. They suggest that to address intensifying economic, ecological and ethical crises far more effective, legitimate and far-sighted forms of global governance are required.

Liberal Internationalism

Theory, History, Practice


Author: B. Jahn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137348437

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 2384

This study provides an original conception of liberalism that accounts for its internal contradictions and explains the current crisis of liberal internationalism. Examining the disjuncture between liberal theory and practice, it offers a firmer grasp on the historical role of liberalism in world politics.

Global Norms in the Twenty-first Century


Author: Klaus-Gerd Giesen,Kees van der Pijl

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub


Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 8723

Norms in the contemporary world system are no longer established exclusively through inter-state agreement but increasingly, are becoming truly global. This is made possible by the rapid privatisation of law and the self-regulation of the transnational private sector. Other forces driving this epochal transformation are the overwhelming pre-eminence of the United States, the erosion of the role of the United Nations, and the appearance of new actors such as subnational entities and NGO's. They all contribute to the creation and ideological justification of new norms. This collection brings together critical studies on this complex process. Written by authors from eleven different countries, both established scholars and young specialists, the book challenges the often convenient rationalisations of regime theory, the governance approach, and 'post-national' or 'cosmopolitan' democracy, in order to explore the practical, theoretical and ethical implications of the new world of global norms.

Power, interdependence, and nonstate actors in world politics


Author: Helen V. Milner,Andrew Moravcsik

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr


Category: Law

Page: 299

View: 455

Since they were pioneered in the 1970s by Robert Keohane and others, the broad range of neoliberal institutionalist theories of international relations have grown in importance. In an increasingly globalized world, the realist and neorealist focus on states, military power, conflict, and anarchy has more and more given way to a recognition of the importance of nonstate actors, nonmilitary forms of power, interdependence, international institutions, and cooperation. Drawing together a group of leading international relations theorists, this book explores the frontiers of new research on the role of such forces in world politics. The topics explored in these chapters include the uneven role of peacekeepers in civil wars, the success of human rights treaties in promoting women's rights, the disproportionate power of developing countries in international environmental policy negotiations, and the prospects for Asian regional cooperation. While all of the chapters demonstrate the empirical and theoretical vitality of liberal and institutionalist theories, they also highlight weaknesses that should drive future research and influence the reform of foreign policy and international organizations. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Vinod Aggarawal, Jonathan Aronson, Elizabeth DeSombre, Page Fortna, Michael Gilligan, Lisa Martin, Timothy McKeown, Ronald Mitchell, Layna Mosley, Beth Simmons, Randall Stone, and Ann Tickner.

Global Corporate Power


Author: Christopher May

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

View: 4655

This is an exploration of the diverse ways that corporations affect the practices and structures of the global political economy. The text addresses fundamental questions such as: How can the corporation be most usefully conceptualized within the field of IPE?

Anarchie und Weltrecht

das Deutsche Reich und die Institutionen der Weltwirtschaft 1890-1930


Author: Niels P. Petersson

Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company


Category: History

Page: 387

View: 3006

English summary: Petersson examines, from the perspective of Germany, the mechanisms, actors and problems involved in the globalisation of economic norms and institutions from the late 19th century to the de-globalisation of the interwar period. German description: Niels Petersson, Historiker an der Sheffield Hallam University, untersucht am Beispiel des Deutschen Reiches, welche Mechanismen, Akteure und Probleme bei der Globalisierung wirtschaftlicher und wirtschaftsrechtlicher Normen eine Rolle spielten und welche Moglichkeiten der Institutionalisierung internationaler Wirtschaftsbeziehungen es gab. Der Untersuchungszeitraum, die Jahre von etwa 1890 bis zum Beginn der Weltwirtschaftskrise, umfasst Aufstieg und Niedergang einer groaen Welle okonomischer Globalisierung, in deren Verlauf zunehmend enger integrierte Weltmarkte fur zahlreiche Guter und fur Kapital entstanden.

Regions and Powers

The Structure of International Security


Author: Barry Buzan,Ole Wæver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521891110

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

View: 4443

An analysis and application of security complex theory in security regions in the post-Cold War order, first published in 2003.

Paradigm Shift

Globalization and the Canadian State


Author: Stephen McBride

Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Fernwood

ISBN: 9781552661628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 8940

Paradigm Shift evaluates the globalization debate through a Canadian lens and places Canada in the fore front of the analysis. Opposition to neo-liberal globalization emerged on several fronts: from political opposition within civil society and social movements, skepticism about the claims of the globalizes from academic researchers, and lack of enthusiasm by some nation-states. As the government moves toward greater integration with the United States, many Canadians seek a more independent path.

Transforming the Golden-Age Nation State


Author: Achim Hurrelmann

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230521612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

View: 5692

This collection examines the transformation of the modern Western state in an age of accelerated globalization. Arguing that the state experienced a 'golden age' in the 1960s and 1970s, the contributors explore how and why this configuration of the state is under pressure in the 21st century. State functions are increasingly privatized or internationalized indicating a shift to a 'post-national' state and the book traces these tranformations through fields as diverse as taxation, transnational business law, internet governance and education policy.

Annual review of political science


Author: Annual Reviews, Inc

Publisher: Annual Reviews

ISBN: 9780824333096

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

View: 755

The mission of Annual review of political science is to provide systematic, periodic examinations of the field through critical authoritative reviews. The comprehensive critical review not only summarizes a topic but also roots out errors of fact or concept and provokes discussion that will lead to new research activity. Each review contains title, author(s), key words, abstracts, review and bibliography.

Exploring responsibility

public and private in human rights protection


Author: Magdalena Bexell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 9745

Political Economy and the Changing Global Order


Author: Richard Stubbs,Geoffrey R. D. Underhill

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195419894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

View: 8998

Political Economy and the Changing Global Order, Third Edition, introduces undergraduate students to the rapid changes taking place in the global economy. This edited collection from top scholars in political economy examines how the economic global order is unfolding and how it will evolve over the next decade. Features: * Carefully edited so that all chapters are written in a clear and accessible form, with the needs of students in mind * Each contribution was written specifically for this volume * Covers developments at global, national, and regional levels * Examines key issues and trends as well as the changing policies of major state actors * Each chapter is followed by a list of suggested readings and a short list of key websites

Globalization in question


Author: Paul Q. Hirst,Grahame Thompson,Simon Bromley

Publisher: Polity Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

View: 1472

This edition is a continuing intervention into discussions about the nature and prospects of globalization. It has far-reaching implications which will be of interest to students and academics in a number of disciplines including politics, sociology, economics and geography, as well as to journalists and policy-makers.

Post-NAFTA North America

Economic and Political Governance in a Changing Region


Author: Isidro Morales

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230517967

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 7320

Post-NAFTA North America uniquely combines an institutional examination of NAFTA with a geo-economic and geo-political approach. The author argues that in the post-9/11 era, North America is evolving from a primarily economic space to a strategic 'securitized' one and that NAFTA has been utilized by the US as a regulatory framework for dealing with the pressures of globalization that have emerged in the post-Cold War era.