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The Challenges of Global Business Authority
Democratic Renewal, Stalemate, or Decay?
The Challenges of Global Business Authority
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Tony Porter - Editor
Karsten Ronit - Editor
Price: $80.00 
Hardcover - 336 pages
Release Date: May 2010
ISBN10: 1-4384-3157-0
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3157-4

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Paperback - 336 pages
Release Date: January 2011
ISBN10: 1-4384-3156-2
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3156-7

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An astute assessment of democratic principles and decision-making structures in the global business world.

Business is being globalized with an immense speed, but are democratic practices and decision-making structures keeping pace? Contrary to those who see democracy as irrelevant or impossible at the global level, The Challenges of Global Business Authority analyzes three dimensions of democracy—participation, accountability, and transparency—in many transnational mechanisms that seek to align global business interests with the public interest. Looking beyond these mechanisms, this volume seeks to explore the fundamental issues affecting the relationship between democracy and global business authority, such as the structural power of business itself, and the contestations over the boundary between public and private. The essays in this volume provide concrete ways that business can be made more publicly accountable to allow democratic practices to take on a more permanent role in the global business world.

Tony Porter is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University. He is the author of Globalization and Finance and Technology, Governance, and Political Conflict in International Industries, and the coeditor (with Claire Cutler and Virginia Haufler) of Private Authority and International Affairs, also published by SUNY Press. Karsten Ronit is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. He is the editor of Global Public Policy: Business and the Countervailing Powers of Civil Society and the coeditor (with Volker Schneider) of Private Organizations in Global Politics.


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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments

1. Globalization and Business Authority: New Modes of Democratic Policymaking?
Tony Porter and Karsten Ronit

SECTION 1: The Firm Level: Individual Political Actions and Voluntary Arrangements

2. Private Authority Certification Regimes: A Club Theory Perspective
Aseem Prakash and Matthew Potoski

3. The Democratic Legitimacy of Private Authority in the Food Chain
Doris Fuchs and Agni Kalfagianni

4. Power, Interests, and the United Nations Global Compact
Jackie Smith

SECTION 2: The Industry Level: The Organizing Capacities of Industries and their Regulation

5. Business Authority and Global Financial Governance: Challenges to Accountability and Legitimacy
Geoffrey R. D. Underhill and Xiaoke Zhang

6. Business and Democracy? Pharmaceutical Firms, Intellectual Property, and Developing Countries
Susan K. Sell

7. The Corruption of the Public Interest: Intellectual Property and the Corporation as a Rights-Holding “Citizen”
Christopher May

SECTION 3: The General Level: Trans-industry Business Action and Policy Processes

8. Regulatory Architectures for a Global Democracy: On Democratic Varieties of Regulatory Capitalism
David Levi-Faur

9. Democratic Accountability in Global Governance: Business and Civil Society in Multiple Arenas
Aynsley Kellow and Hannah Murphy

10. Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Alliances Crossing the Financial Services Industry, States, and Nongovernmental Organizations
Kathryn C. Lavelle

11. The Complexities of Global Business Authority and the Promise of Democracy
Tony Porter and Karsten Ronit

List of Contributors
Index


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