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Global public policy : business and the countervailing powers of civil society

Author: Karsten Ronit
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Routledge/RIPE studies in global political economy, 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The volume investigates the potential for, and emergence of, new policy arrangements along with their patterns of conflict and cooperation. Building upon theoretical inspirations from various traditions studying international affairs this book develops and applies the concepts of policy arrangements and countervailing power to the field of global business - civil society relations. The authors examine a range of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karsten Ronit
ISBN: 9780415365116 0415365112
OCLC Number: 85781900
Description: xvi, 192 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : global public policy --
the new policy arrangements of business and countervailing groups / Karsten Ronit --
2. Labour and business on a global scale / Alex Diceanu and Robert O'Brien --
3. Modes of consumer participation and engagement in the making of global consumer policy / Karsten Ronit --
4. Governance and contestation in global finance / Tony Porter --
5. Privilege and underprivilege : countervailing groups, policy and the mining industry at the global level / Aynsley Kellow --
6. Two worlds apart? : Davos' World Economic Forum and Porto Alegre's World Social Forum / Michelle Beyeler --
7. evolution of climate policy --
business and environmental organizations between alliance building and entrenchment / Shannon K. Orr --
8. Conclusions : the predicaments of the new policy arrangements in global public policy / Karsten Ronit.
Series Title: Routledge/RIPE studies in global political economy, 22.
Responsibility: edited by Karsten Ronit.

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We are in a period where civil society organizations actively influence business political behaviour, while corporations and business associations are adopting flexible strategies aimed at closer  Read more...

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