As globalization continues to spread and evolve, so nation-states attempt to govern financialization, tax evasion, corruption, terrorism, civil and military conflicts and environmental dangers, social polarization and the complexities in human rights implementation, by institutional and transnational means. This volume discusses these issues from different legal perspectives and highlights the challenges of governing human activity in an age of remarkable interconnectedness. Covering a broad range of policy areas and analysis of emerging forms of governance from liberal to critical and Marxist, the chapters are legal in their approach and form an important contribution to the growing study of emergent forms of authority, coordination and power developing in response to the challenges presented by some of the key contemporary governance issues in the first half of the twenty-first century.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Introduction, Michael Head, Scott Mann and Simon Kozlina; Origins of transnational governance in the 19th century, Simon Chapple; Challenging neoliberal ideology in a global financial crisis, Scott Mann; Trade governance: legal institutionalism as a magnet for non-trade issues. A study of the mixed benefits of WTO dispute settlement for enforcing international obligations, Simon Kozlina; Taxation governance: could the Tobin tax assist in democratising globalisation?, Elfriede Sangkuhl; Corruption, international business transactions and the OECD, John Juriansz and Maria Nehme; Human rights and international environmental governance, Laura Horn; Global governance implications of terrorism: using UN Resolutions to justify abuse of basic rights, Michael Head; International criminal governance: will the International Criminal Court be an 'effective' mechanism for justice?, Steven Freeland; Governing humanitarian intervention: time for change, Michelle Sanson; Index.
'Until the publication of this text it has always been difficult to conceptualize the meaning and scope of Transnational Governance. By incorporating a varied group of contributors who are all experts in their own fields, the editors of this publication have been able to achieve a credible explanation of an increasingly challenging feature of international regulation and governance.' David Barker AM, Emeritus Professor and Editor of the Legal Education Digest ’The University of Western Sydney School of Law has produced an exciting, wide-ranging and versatile survey of the past, present and future systems of transnational governance. Importantly, this book contributes to our understanding of the sources, causes and effects of the increasing legalization of global governance.’ Heikki PatomÃ¤ki, University of Helsinki, Finland