Globalizing Interests: Pressure Groups and Denationalization

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SUNY Press, Jun 1, 2006 - Political Science - 348 pages
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Globalizing Interests is an innovative study of globalization “from inside,” looking at the reaction of nationally constituted interest groups to challenges produced by the denationalization process. The contributors focus on business associations, trade unions, civil rights organizations, and right-wing populists from Canada, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States, and examine how they have responded to three extremely globalized issue areas: the Internet, migration, and climate change. What they find is that “the politics of denationalization” is a new game with new rules, new teams, and surprisingly broad support for governance beyond the nation state.
 

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Contents

Globalizing InterestsAn Introduction
1
Broad Definitions Methodological Nationalism and Structural Shortcuts
2
From Interdependence to Globalization and Denationalization
6
Societal Responses to Denationalization
11
Conceptual Framework and Cases
13
Hypotheses and Findings
21
Towards Governance in a Postnational Polity?
29
Conceptual Considerations Analytical Framework Design and Methodology
39
Introduction to the Case Studies and Group Selection
126
Labor Migration and Social Standards in Germany and the United States
129
Governance Challenge
154
Towards an Explanation of Societal Responses
169
Politics From Above or Below? Climate Politics in Germany and Great Britain
187
Germany
197
Explaining Political Groups Responses to Climate ChangeSome Hypotheses
235
Politics From Above or Below?
241

Governance Challenges
40
Germany Canada Great Britain and the United States
43
A matrix of political cleavages
45
Group Responses to Governance Challenges
48
Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
53
Towards Hypotheses on Group Responses
55
Internet Politics Responses to Illegal Content and Cryptography in Germany and Canada
65
Governance Challenge and PolicyCycles
72
Denationalization Challenge and Policy Cycles
90
Some Hypotheses
105
Citizenship and Migration in Germany and the United States
125
Conclusions The Politics of Denationalization
257
Politics as Usual
260
Beyond the usual
263
An Ideal Type of Politics of Denationalization
273
Hypothesizing the Politics of Denationalization
277
Summary and Outlook
289
Technical Appendix
295
Bibliography
307
Contributors
329
Index
331
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At the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Michael Zürn is Founding Dean and Gregor Walter is Head of Curriculum Development. Zürn is also Director at the Science Center Berlin and the coeditor (with Christian Joerges) of Law and Governance in Postnational Europe: Compliance beyond the Nation-State.

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