Traditionally in International Relations, power and authority were considered to rest with states. But recently, in the light of changes associated with globalisation, this has come under scrutiny both empirically and theoretically. This book analyses the continuing but changing role of states in the international arena, and their relationships with a wide range of non-state actors, which possess increasingly salient capabilities to structure global politics and economics.
Introduction: globalisation and non-state actors Richard A. Higgott, Geoffrey R. D. Underhill and Andreas Bieler Part I. Theoretical considerations: the changing nature of authority relations 1. Who does what? Collective action and the changing nature of authority Ann M. Florini 2. Grassroots empowerment: states, non-state actors and global policy formation Kendall W. Stiles Part II. Multinational companies and the establishment of international rules 3. Globalisation and policy convergence: the case of direct investment rules Andrew Walter 4. State authority and investment security: non-state actors and the negotiation of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment at the OECD Elizabeth Smythe 5. Structures, agents, and institutions: private corporate power and the globalisation of intellectual property rights Susan K. Sell 6. Business strategy and evolving rules in the Single European Market Duncan Matthews and John F. Pickering 7. Private sector international regimes Virginia Haufler 8. Corporate political action in the global polity: national and transnational strategies in the climate change negotiations David L. Levy and Daniel Egan Part III. Multinational companies and the international restructuring of production 9. Alliance capitalism as industrial order: exploring new forms of interfirm competition in the globalising economy Brian Portnoy 10. How global is Ford Motor Company's global strategy? Maria Isabel Studer Noguez 11. Foreign capital, host-country-firm mandates, and the terms of globalisation Jochen Lorentzen Part IV. Globalisation and inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations 12. Private authority, scholarly legitimacy and political credibility: think tanks and informal diplomacy Diane Stone 13. International trade rules and states: enhanced authority for the WTO? Gilbert Gagne 14. The World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the environmental social movement Marc Williams 15. 'In the foothills' - relations between the IMF and civil society Jan Aart Scholte 16. Transnational environmental groups, media, science and public sentiment(s) in domestic policy-making on climate change Susanne Jakobsen