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Handbook of transnational governance : institutions and innovations / ed. Thomas Hale and David Held

Secondary Author Hale, Thomas
Held, David, 1951-
Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Polity, 2011 Description XXV, 412 p. ; 25 cm ISBN 978-0-7456-5061-6 CDU 321.01 339 327
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Mestrado em Relações Internacionais Cooperação Multilateral 2º semestre

Mestrado em Relações Internacionais Dinânicas e Atores Transnacionais 2º semestre

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When we speak of global governance today, we no longer mean simply state-to-state diplomacy, international treaties, or intergovernmental organizations like the United Nations. Alongside these 'traditional' elements of global politics are a host of new institutions ranging from global networks of governmental officials, to private codes of conduct for corporations, to action-oriented partnerships of NGOs, governments, corporations, and other actors. These innovative mechanisms offer intriguing solutions to pressing transnational challenges as diverse as climate change, financial governance, workers' rights, and public health. But they also raise new questions about the effectiveness and legitimacy of transnational governance.

An expanding body of scholarship has sought to identify and assess these new forms of governance, but this young body of work has lacked a sense of the larger picture. This volume seeks to fill that need by presenting a comprehensive overview of new forms of transnational governance. This resource is essential for those who want to explain why transborder governance has changed and to understand what implications these changes have for global politics.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Preface
  • 1 EditorsâDz Introduction: Mapping Changes in Transnational Governance; Thomas N. Hale and David Held
  • Transgovernmental Networks
  • Introduction
  • 2 Basel Committee on Banking Supervision; Kevin Young
  • 3 Financial Action Task Force; Ian Roberge
  • 4 Financial Stability Board; Randall Germain
  • 5 Group of Twenty; Jon Kirton
  • 6 Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information; Tony Porter and Verónica Rubio Vega
  • 7 International Accounting Standards Board; Andreas Nölke
  • 8 International Association of Insurance Supervisors; Donato Masciandaro
  • 9 International Competition Network; MarieâÇôLaure Djelic
  • 10 International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for the Registration of Pharmaceutical Products; Dimitris Katsikas
  • 11 International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement; Durwood Zaelke, Kenneth Markowitz, and Meredith R. Koparova
  • 12 Joint Forum; Kevin Young
  • 13 Transnational Policing; Monica den Boer
  • Arbitration bodies
  • Introduction
  • 14 Citizen Submission Process of the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation; Thomas Hale
  • 15 Independent Accountability Mechanisms at Regional Development Banks; Danny Bradlow and Andria Naudé Fourie
  • 16 Transnational Commercial Arbitration; Dirk Lehmkuhl
  • 17 World Bank Inspection Panel; Thomas Hale
  • Multistakeholder initiatives
  • Introduction
  • 18 Framework Convention Alliance; Ross MacKenzie
  • 19 Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Johanna Hanefeld
  • 20 Global Polio Eradication Initiative; Mathias KoenigâÇôArchibugi
  • 21 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; Jonathan Koppell
  • 22 International Coral Reef Initiative; Radoslav Dimitrov
  • 23 International Health Partnership and IHP+; Anna Holzscheiter
  • 24 Multistakeholder Involvement in UN Conferences; Kathrin Böhling
  • 25 World Commission on Dams; Navroz Dubash
  • Voluntary Regulations
  • Introduction
  • 26 Carbon Disclosure Project; EunâÇôHee Kim and Thomas P. Lyon
  • 27 Codex Alimentarius; Tim Büthe and Nathaniel Harris
  • 28 Equator Principles; Christopher Wright
  • 29 Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative; Helmut Weidner
  • 30 Fair Labor Association; Kate MacDonald
  • 31 Fair Trade; Kate MacDonald
  • 32 Clean Clothes Campaign; Niklas EgelsâÇôZandén
  • 33 Forest Stewardship Council; Philipp Pattberg
  • 34 Global Corporate Governance Principles; Andrew Baker
  • 35 Global Reporting Initiative; Halina Szejnwald Brown
  • 36 International Standards Organization; Jonathan Koppell
  • 37 International Standards Organization 14001; Matthew Potoski and Elizabeth Elwakeil
  • 38 Kimberly Process; Carola Kantz
  • 39 Marine Stewardship Council; Thomas Hale
  • 40 OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; Elisa Morgera
  • 41 Partnering against Corruption Initiative and the Business Principles for Countering Bribery; David Hess
  • 42 Responsible Care; Ivan Montiel
  • 43 Rugmark; Mathias KoenigâÇôArchibugi
  • 44 Social Accountability International; Rainer Braun
  • 45 International Council of Toy Industries Code of Conduct; Reinhard Biedermann
  • 46 United Nations Global Compact; Thomas Hale
  • 47 Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights; Chip Pitts
  • 48 Worker Rights Consortium; Robert J.S. Ross
  • Finance Mechanisms
  • Introduction
  • 49 Carbon Offsets; Jessica F. Green
  • 50 Financing mechanisms for climate change mitigation; Charlotte Streck
  • 51 Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations; Andrew Harmer and Carlos Bruen
  • 52 UNITAID; Anna Holzscheiter

Reviews provided by Syndetics


Changes in global politics have accelerated, and transnational governance (i.e., private and state-initiated policy processes that cross national borders) is no exception to this trend. In this volume, edited by Hale (PhD candidate, Princeton Univ.) and Held (London School of Economic and Political Science), more than 50 essays by scholars and practitioners map the innovative institutional changes in transnational governance in the postwar interstate system. Impressive in scope and aimed at offering a baseline for theorizing in the area of transnational governance, the case studies analyze the underpinning reasons for and implications of innovative changes in this area. Excluding the global human rights regime and regional state organizations, the volume focuses on a sample of transnational organizations that fall under five distinctive but also overlapping categories. Transnational networks like the International Competition Network serve as forums for country officials to discuss specific issues, while arbitration bodies like the American Arbitration Association and multi-stakeholder initiatives like the Global Fund adjudicate disputes between states and investors or provide specific services. Finally, as demonstrated by the Forest Stewardship Council and the recent emergence of carbon offset mechanisms, transnational innovations are also visible in regard to voluntary regulations and finance mechanisms. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. A. E. Wohlers Cameron University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Thomas Hale is a PhD candidate at Princeton University.

David Held , is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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