Global Governance

Explores the impact of international institutions and miltilateral processes on economic development, peace and security, human rights, and the preservation of the environment.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, April-June

Claiming Rights under Global Governance: Children's Rights in Argentina
There is very little research on whether global human rights regimes serve as tools for the promotion of a domestic agenda of rights within democratic states, although their role under authoritarianism has been extensively analyzed. This article offers...
Intellectual Property, Trade, and Development: Can Foes Be Friends?
Global governance in intellectual property (IP) has changed dramatically since the 1980s. What was once principally an instrument of national policy, where countries could tailor their IP regimes in accordance with national economic and social conditions,...
Securitization of International Public Health: Implications for Global Health Governance and the Biological Weapons Prohibition Regime
This article analyzes the extent to which international public health has become securitized and what effects this has on global health governance and the biological weapons control regime. Attempts to securitize public health are traced in the two...
Supporting or Resisting Global Public Goods? the Policy Dimension of a Contested Concept
Following the publication of a seminal book by the UN Development Programme in 1999, the concept of global public goods has become a key theme in the debate on international development. Supporters argue that an adequate provision of GPGs can help...
The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science
In a rapidly evolving political landscape, the global politics of human embryonic stem cell science are driven by the several polarities of its immense promise and uncertainty as a vehicle for the treatment of disease, its economic potential and risk,...
The Internet and Global Governance: Principles and Norms for a New Regime
Since the mid-1990s, efforts have been under way to construct an international regime for global Internet governance. Beginning with the formation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, efforts at regime construction were a main...
The Ironies of UN Secretariat Reform
In his last annual report on the work of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold contrasted two views on the world organization: members would either regard it "as a static conference machinery" or "as a dynamic instrument of Governments through which...
The World Intellectual Property Organization and the Development Agenda
Until recently it was seldom remarked that for over thirty years the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has been a specialized agency of the United Nations. As a specialized agency, the WIPO is meant to reflect and respond to priorities...
Transforming Political Authority: UN Democratic Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
This study examines the leadership role of the United Nations, from 2001 to 2005, in helping the government and people of Afghanistan to build democratic institutions and practices at national and local levels. The UN, seeking a better form of governance...
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