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Authority in the Global Political Economy

  • Volker Rittberger
  • Martin Nettesheim
  • Carmen Huckel

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Changing Patterns of Authority

    1. Volker Rittberger, Martin Nettesheim, Carmen Huckel, Thorsten Göbel
      Pages 1-9
  3. New Institutions for Global Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 12-12
    2. Volker Rittberger, Carmen Huckel, Lothar Rieth, Melanie Zimmer
      Pages 13-54
  4. Providing and Managing Global Public Goods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Peter-Tobias Stoll
      Pages 116-136
  5. Civil Society and Global Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Helmut K. Anheier, Nuno S. Themudo
      Pages 139-169
  6. Business in Global Governance

  7. Regulation in Global Governance

  8. Conclusion: Authority Beside and Beyond the State

    1. Volker Rittberger, Martin Nettesheim, Carmen Huckel, Thorsten Göbel
      Pages 314-327
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 328-344

About this book


This volume analyzes changing patterns of authority in the global political economy with an in-depth look at the new roles played by state and non-state actors, and addresses key themes including the provision of global public goods, new modes of regulation and the potential of new institutions for global governance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Rittberger
    • 1
  • Martin Nettesheim
    • 1
  • Carmen Huckel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TübingenGermany
  2. 2.Centre for International Relations/Peace and Conflict ResearchUniversity of TübingenGermany

About the editors

VOLKER RITTBERGER is Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Relations/Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany. He has published extensively on theories of international relations, foreign policy analysis, regime theory, and the United Nations system. His recent research interests include reform in the United Nations system and the effectiveness and legitimacy of global governance institutions. He is the co-author of International Organization with Bernhard Zangl (Palgrave).

MARTIN NETTESHEIM is Professor and Chair for German Public Law, Public International Law, European Law and International Political Theory at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He has published extensively in the areas of constitutional and human rights law. His current research focuses on the fundamentals of international law and the conditions and requirements of international governance. 

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