In recent years, the role of global institutions such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has never been more important to the lives of individuals throughout the world. This edited book provides critical perspectives on the role of these institutions and how they use their policies, procedures and practices to manage global political, socio-economic, legal and environmental affairs. In contrast to previously published books on this subject, Global Governance is organized thematically rather than by institution. Each chapter examines core issues such as labour, finance, the environment, health, culture, gender, civil society, poverty and development. It should be essential reading for undergraduate students of international politics, international political economy and international economics.

chapter |12 pages

1 Global governance

A preliminary interrogation 1
ByRorden Wilkinson

part |40 pages

Part I Global financial and developmental governance

chapter |19 pages

2 Reforming the international financial architecture

The new political agenda 1
ByRandall D. Germain

chapter |18 pages

3 The mother of all governments

The World Bank's matrix for global governance
ByPaul Cammack

part |54 pages

Part II Global environmental, cultural and health governance

chapter |18 pages

4 Global environmental governance

ByLorraine Elliott

chapter |18 pages

6 Global health governance

A conceptual review
ByRichard Dodgson, Kelley Lee

part |42 pages

Part III Human security and global governance

chapter |20 pages

7 Global governance and human security

ByCaroline Thomas

chapter |20 pages

8 Global governance and poverty reduction

The case of microcredit
ByHeloise Weber

part |37 pages

Part IV Organised labour and global governance

chapter |16 pages

9 Coming in from the cold

Labour, the ILO and the international labour standards regime
BySteve Hughes

chapter |19 pages

10 International labour and its emerging role in global governance

Regime fusion, social protection, regional integration and production volatility
ByNigel Haworth

part |38 pages

Part V Civil society and global governance

chapter |18 pages

11 The contours of courtship

The WTO and civil society
ByRorden Wilkinson

chapter |18 pages

12 Lessons from Greenham Common peace camp

Alternative approaches to global governance
ByLucy James