ISBN : 9780198793342
Global Governance from Regional Perspectives argues that the academic debate on global governance has neglected the combination of power with value constellations/culture. Both input and output legitimacy, for instance, or the exercise of control and influence are inextricably related to culture, worldviews, and values. The book questions theoretically the Western hegemonic and hence 'invisible' definition of governance and related concepts, as well as the Western hegemony over global governance institutions. It looks from the ground up whether, and how, alternative practices, institutions/networks, and concepts/norms of global governance are emerging in relation to emerging powers and regional integration systems. Global Governance from Regional Perspectives starts with a critical reading of global governance from multi-disciplinary views and engages with two important and under-studied aspects, notably how global governance can be measured and what lies behind such measurements , and questions the democratic deficit of global governance. The book provides a series of regional and country perspectives on global governance which engage with a specific example of an institution, process, or issue that is used to highlight why and how the western hegemonic views and practices of global governance are (or not) contested. The book offers a mapping of global governance phenomena in different regions of the world and a critical readings of those. As such this volume is different from all international relations or political science collections on global governance and also opens up a new field of study that has been hitherto neglected in sociological or cultural studies.
Part 1: Critical Approaches to Global Governance
1 Anna Triandafyllidou: Global Governance from Regional Perspectives: A Critical View
2 Andrew Hurrell: Can the Study of Global Governance be De-Centered?
3 Gaby Umbach: Measuring (Global) Governance: The Potential, the Practical, and the Problematic Assessment of Governance Within and Beyond the State
4 Daniele Archibugi: Democracy and Global Governance: The Internal and External Levers
Part 2: Regional Perspectives on Global Governance
5 Nida Alahmad: A Perspective from the Middle East: Governance and the Problem of Knowledge
6 Thomas Kwasi Tieku and Linnea Guilot: An African Perspective on Global Governance
7 Elena Belokurova: A Russian Perspective on Global Governance
8 Neil Duggan, Wei Shen, and G. Gottwald: Global Governance with Chinese Characteristics?
9 Jose Antonio Sanahuja: A 'Rashomon' Story: Latin American Views and Discourses of Global Governance and Multilateralism
10 Thomas Christiansen: The European Union and Global Governance
11 Roberto Dominguez: Global Governance in the United States
12 Anna Triandafyllidou: Pluralising Global Governance: Achievements and Challenges Ahead