Global Ordering
376 pages, 6 1/2 x 9
Release Date:01 Jan 2009
Release Date:23 May 2008
Release Date:01 Jan 2009

Global Ordering

Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World

UBC Press

Despite myriad global forces influencing the lives of individuals,societies, and polities, people continue to value their personal andcommunal independence. They insist on shaping the conditions of theirexistence to the fullest extent possible. At the same time, many formaland informal institutions – from transnational legal andfinancial regimes to new governance arrangements for aboriginalcommunities in environmentally sensitive regions – are evolving,adapting to meet new challenges, or failing to adjust rapidlyenough.

Global Ordering examines the key institutions andorganizations that mediate the increasingly complex relationshipbetween globalization and autonomy. Bringing together an outstandinggroup of scholars, this ground-breaking book contributes significantlyto the work of re-imagining the circumstances under which integrativesystemic forces can be brought into alignment with irreduciblecommitments to individual and collective autonomy. It is important workthat maps the new frontier of globalization studies.

RELATED TOPICS: Globalization, Political Science

Louis W. Pauly is Canada Research Chair inGlobalization and Governance at the University of Toronto.William D. Coleman is CIGI Chair in Globalization andPublic Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs andprofessor in the Department of Political Science at the University ofWaterloo.

Contributors: Diana Brydon, Guy Gensey, StephenClarkson, Ian Cooper, A. Claire Cutler, Sarah Eaton, Ulf Hedetoft,Caren Irr, Natalia Loukacheva, Tony Porter, Petra Rethmann, EmilySinclair, Michael Webb, and Gilbert R. Winham


1 Globalization, Autonomy, and Institutional Change /William D. Coleman, Louis W. Pauly, and Diana Brydon

Part 1: Systemic Themes

2 The United Nations, the Bretton Woods Institutions, and theReconstruction of a Multilateral Order / Louis W. Pauly

3 International Law, Dispute Settlement, and Autonomy / GuyGensey and Gilbert R. Winham

4 Agricultural Trade and the World Trade Organization / WilliamD. Coleman

5 World Heritage Sites and the Culture of the Commons / CarenIrr 

6 Fantasies at the International Whaling Commission: Management,Sustainability, Conservation / Petra Rethmann

7 Globalization, Autonomy, and Global Institutions: Accounting forAccounting / Sarah Eaton and Tony Porter

8 Transnational Law and Privatized Governance / A. ClaireCutler

9 Transnational Actors and Global Social Welfare Policy: The Limitsof Private Institutions in Global Governance / Michael Webb andEmily Sinclair

Part 2: Regional Variations

10 Differentiated Autonomy: North America's Model of TransborderGovernance / Stephen Clarkson

11 Sovereignty Revisited: European Reconfigurations, GlobalChallenges, and Implications for Small States / UlfHedetoft

12 Subsidiarity and Autonomy in the European Union / IanCooper

13 Institutions of Arctic Ordering: The Cases of Greenland andNunavut / Natalia Loukacheva 

14 Conclusion: Institutions, Autonomy, and Complexity / Louis W.Pauly

Notes and Acknowledgments

Works Cited



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