Private Authority and International Affairs

Private Authority and International Affairs

eBook - 1999
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Univ of New York Press
Explores in detail the degree to which private sector firms are beginning to replace governments in "governing" some areas of international relations.

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Firms increasingly cooperate internationally to establish rules and standards of behavior for themselves and others, taking on the mantle of authority to govern specific issue areas. This study explores the meaning of this private international authority, both for policy and theory, through case studies of specific industries, associations, and issue areas in both contemporary and historical perspective. Discussion encompasses private and public management of mineral markets, bond-rating agencies and coordination in the global political economy, and the globalization of intellectual property rights. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1999
ISBN: 9780585076263
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 389 pages)


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