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World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance

Jonathan GS Koppell


Dilemmas from climate change to financial meltdowns make it clear that global interconnectedness is the norm in the twenty-first century. As a result, global governance organizations (GGOs)—from the World Trade Organization to the Forest Stewardship Council—have taken on prominent roles in the management of international affairs. These GGOs create and promulgate rules to address a host of pressing problems. But as this book reveals, they struggle to meet two challenges: building authority despite limited ability to impose sanctions and maintaining legitimacy while satisfying the demands of key ... More

Keywords: global interconnectedness, global governance organizations, authority, rulemaking, accountability, legitimacy, global governance, representation, administration, interest group participation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226450988
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226450964.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan GS Koppell, author