Global governance emerged as a concept more than two decades ago. Despite its relevance to key processes underlying the major public policy questions of our age, the contours of 'global governance' remain contested and elusive. This Research Collection seeks to clarify key trends and challenges in global governance by bringing together the leading scholarship on its different forms. Alongside an original introduction by the editors, the carefully selected contributions discuss key issues in relation to global governance institutions: democracy, legitimacy, accountability, fragmentation, effectiveness and dispute settlement.
'This remarkable collection brings together the most important and topical contributions in the increasingly salient area of global governance. Marx and Wouters chart the changing theoretical global governance debates across a number of social science disciplines and explore variance in governance solution across a number of policy domains. It will be a must-read for scholars and students of International Law, International Public Policy, Politics and Business.'
– David Coen, University College London, UK
'What is global governance? Who are the players? What are the challenges? For answers from leading scholars, look no further than this carefully curated collection of the definitive pieces on global governance.'
– Jutta Brunnee, University of Toronto, Canada
'This is an impressive collection of articles about an emerging area of research – global governance – that is gaining momentum in academic settings. These two volumes evidence that the study of global governance has already become complex and diverse, considering many important issues with very detailed attention. The fundamentals of how to approach and analyze current global governance problems can be found in the contributions to these volumes.'
– Jacint Jordana, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, Spain
'The two volumes conveniently and usefully assemble key writings on key themes from the past two decades of global governance research.'
– Jan Aart Scholte, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Contributors include: K. Abbott, R. Keohane, B. Kingsbury, H. Koh, M. Koskenniemi, W. Mattli, A. Moravcsik, D. Snidal, R. Stewart, T. Weiss.
Edited by Axel Marx, Deputy Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Jan Wouters, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance and Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law, KU Leuven, Belgium