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Rising Powers and Multilateral Institutions

  • Dries Lesage
  • Thijs Van de Graaf

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dries Lesage, Thijs Van de Graaf
      Pages 3-18
  3. Exclusive Western Clubs

  4. Global Institutions, Unequal Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Madeleine O. Hosli, Thomas Dörfler
      Pages 135-152
    3. Dries Lesage, Peter Debaere, Sacha Dierckx, Mattias Vermeiren
      Pages 153-174
  5. Global Institutions, Equal Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. James Scott, Rorden Wilkinson
      Pages 199-218
    3. Jean-Frédéric Morin, Sara Bannerman
      Pages 219-237
    4. Amandine Orsini, Rozenn Nakanabo Diallo
      Pages 258-279

About this book


The rise of new powers such as China and India is sending shockwaves through the global multilateral system. This volume systematically examines how 13 multilateral institutions are responding to this shift, with some deploying innovative outreach and reform activities, while others are paralyzed by gridlock or even retreat from the global scene.


Global Governance International Organization Rising Powers BRICs Outreach Reform Gridlock Institutional Change Brazil Russia India China NATO OECD IEA IASB G8 UNSC IMF World Bank globalization Institution Nation organization Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Dries Lesage
    • 1
  • Thijs Van de Graaf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of GhentBelgium

About the editors

Sara Bannerman, McMaster University, Canada Sven Biscop, Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium Gregory T. Chin, York University, Canada Judith Clifton, University of Cantabria, Spain Andrew F. Cooper, University of Waterloo, Canada Peter Debaere, Ghent University, Belgium Rozenn N. Diallo, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France Daniel Diaz-Fuentes, University of Cantabria, Spain Sacha Dierckx, Ghent University, Belgium Thomas Dörfler, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, Germany Sander Happaerts, KU Leuven, Belgium Madeleine O. Hosli, Leiden University, the Netherlands John Kirton, University of Toronto, Canada Dries Lesage, Ghent University, Belgium Jean-Frédéric Morin, Laval University, Canada Andreas Nölke, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany Amandine Orsini, Université St Louis in Brussels, Belgium James Scott, King's College London, UK Thijs Van de Graaf, Ghent University, Belgium Mattias Vermeiren, Ghent University, Belgium Jakob Vestergaard, Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Robert H. Wade, London School of Economics, UK Rorden Wilkinson, University of Sussex, UK

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“Dries Lesage and Thijs Van de Graaf ’s book investigates the relationship between rising powers and multilateral institutions. … Unquestionably, Dries Lesage and Thijs Van de Graaf have produced an edited volume that will become required reading for anyone interested in international political economy in general and for those who seek to understand how emerging powers can change the post-Cold War international order through institutional engagement and how these institutions must adapt to them.” (Alexandre Cesar Cunha Leite, International Affairs, Vol. 92 (5), 2016)