Traditionally in International Relations, power and authority were considered to rest with states. But recently, in the light of changes associated with globalisation, this has come under scrutiny both empirically and theoretically. This book analyses the continuing but changing role of states in the international arena, and their relationships with a wide range of non-state actors, which possess increasingly salient capabilities to structure global politics and economics.

chapter |12 pages


Richard A.Higgott, Geoffrey R.D.Underhill and Andreas Bieler
ByGlobalisation and non-state actors

part |2 pages

PART I Theoretical considerations

chapter 1|17 pages

Who does what?

Ann M.Florini
ByCollective action and the changing nature of authority

chapter 2|17 pages

Grassroots empowerment

Kendall W.Stiles
ByStates, non-state actors and global policy formulation

part |2 pages

Part II Multinational companies and the establishment of international rules

chapter 3|23 pages

Globalisation and policy convergence

Andrew Walter
ByThe case of direct investment rules

chapter 4|17 pages

State authority and investment security

Elizabeth Smythe
ByNon-state actors and the negotiation of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment at the OECD

chapter 5|16 pages

Structures, agents and institutions

Susan K.Sell
ByPrivate corporate power and the globalisation of intellectual property rights

chapter 6|14 pages

Business strategy and evolving rules in the Single European Market

ByDuncan Matthews, John F. Pickering

chapter 7|17 pages

Private sector international regimes

ByVirginia Haufler

chapter 8|17 pages

Corporate political action in the global polity

David L.Levy and Daniel Egan
ByNational and transnational strategies in the climate change negotiations

part |2 pages

PART III Multinational companies and the international restructuring of production

chapter 9|17 pages

Alliance capitalism as industrial order

Brian Portnoy
ByExploring new forms of interfirm competition in the globalising economy

chapter 10|19 pages

How global is Ford Motor Company’s global strategy?

ByMaria Isabel Studer Noguez

part |2 pages

PART IV Globalisation and inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations

chapter 12|15 pages

Private authority, scholarly legitimacy and political credibility

Diane Stone
ByThink tanks and informal diplomacy

chapter 13|15 pages

International trade rules and states

Gilbert Gagné
ByEnhanced authority for the WTO?

chapter 15|18 pages

‘In the foothills’

Jan Aart Scholte
ByRelations between the IMF and civil society