Global Governance at Risk
October 2013, Polity
In this book, nine leading scholars explore the fault lines and mounting challenges that are putting pressure on existing institutions, the ways in which we are currently attempting to manage them – or failing to – and the prospects for global governance in the 21st century. In doing so, the contributors offer a fresh look at one of the most important issues confronting the world today and they suggest strategies for adapting current institutions to better manage our mutual interdependence in the future.
Contributors include Ha-Joon Chang, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Cox, David Held, George Magnus, Robert Skidelsky, Robert Wade, Martin Wolf and Kevin Young.
1 Editors’ Introduction: Global Governance at Risk 1
David Held and Charles Roger
2 The Shift and the Shock: Prospects for the World Economy
3 The Coming Global Monetary (Dis)Order 31
Benjamin J. Cohen
4 Will Emerging Markets Shape or Shake the World Economy?
5 Protecting Power: Western States in Global Organizations
Robert H. Wade
6 Why the West Rules for Now – And is Likely to for a Long
Time to Come 111
7 Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark: How Development has
Disappeared from Today’s “Development” Discourse
8 Keynes, Hobson, Marx and the Crisis of Capitalism 149
9 From the Financial Crisis to the Crisis of Global Governance
David Held and Kevin Young
Charles Roger is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia and Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues.
- A major new collection examining the economic and political challenges currently faced by multilateral and transnational governance institutions.
- With original research contributions by an international group of renowned scholars, the book addresses the mounting problems affecting global governance institutions and puts forward strategies for making them more effective and accountable.
- Offers the most comprehensive analysis thus far of the unique challenges to contemporary global governance arrangements
- This highly accessible book will be of great interest to students, scholars, lay readers and practitioners interested in global governance issues
Craig Calhoun, director of the London School of Economics and Political Science