Business power in global governance

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2007 - Business & Economics - 233 pages
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?A wonderfully comprehensive and readable overview of business power in global governance. Full of insights and information, it will be an excellent resource for those just starting to learn about the topic, as well as those who already have expertise in this area.??Tony Porter, McMaster University?A well-written and clearly argued book.... Providing a systematic and comprehensive review of both theory and evidence, it will be especially useful in the classroom.??Nathan Jensen, Washington University, St. LouisHas the political power of big business, particularly transnational coporations (TNCs), increased in our globalizing world? What, if anything, constrains TNCs? Analyzing the role of business in the global arena, this systematic and theoretically grounded book addresses these questions.Fuchs considers the implications of expanded lobbying efforts by businesses and business associations, the impact of capital mobility, and developments in the area of self-regulation and public-private partnerships. She also highlights the role of business in framing policy issues and influencing public debate. Clearly identifying the sources of the marked increase in the political power of TNCs, she also provides ample evidence of the limitations and vulnerabilities that rein them in.Doris Fuchs is professor of international relations and European integration at the University of Stuttgart. She is author of An Institutional Basis for Environmental Stewardship.Contents: Exploring the Role of Business in Global Governance. The Setting: A Globalizing World. Business as an Actor in Global Governance. The Use of Structural Power. Seeking Access and Influence. Political Communication. Competing Global Actors. Interpreting the Power of Business in Global Governance.

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Contents

Globalization and Global Governance
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Business as an Actor in Global Governance
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Political Mobilization
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