In a series of short, accessible chapters, Timothy Sinclair guides readers through the key perspectives on this crucial topic. In each, he assesses a range of actors and assumptions using real world issues – from global financial crisis and climate change to the politics of gender relations – to show how questions of global governance carry quite specific implications for the everyday lives of people in different parts of the world. Supplemented by thought–provoking problems to consider , as well as annotated reading guides at the end of each section, the book equips students to make up their own minds which approach or approaches might be cogent and for what purposes. Written with verve and clarity, this compelling introduction brings problems of global governance to life ably showing why and how they are both relevant and compelling for all citizens in the 21st century.
1 Introduction 1
2 Emergence 11
3 Institutionalism 31
4 Transnationalism 57
5 Cosmopolitanism 81
6 Hegemonism 105
7 Feminism 131
8 Rejectionism 152
9 Conclusions 174
Rorden Wilkinson, University of Manchester
"A highly original and provocative analysis which ranges from abstract theory to grounded family relations. More than a primer, this excellent text will stimulate extensive thought and debate on global governance."
Robert O Brien, McMaster University
"In this important and innovative book Tim Sinclair provides a searching critique of the concept of global governance, arguing that its greatest value is in directing our attention to the increasing number of political problems which can no longer be solved by national governments."
Andrew Gamble, University of Cambridge