Chapter 4Governing in a Global Context

Jonathan G. S. Koppell

This chapter draws heavily from my previous work, particularly World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance (2010a), “Administration without Borders” (2010b), and “Global Rulemaking and Institutional Forms” (2014).

Many of the most pressing problems confronting humanity require a global response” (Koppell, 2010a); issues such as climate change, political unrest, fluctuating commodity prices, natural disasters, and financial crises, all transend national boundaries and therefore demand transnational solutions (Schiavone, 2008; Farazmand & Pinkowski, 2006; Weiss & Wilkinson, 2014). To be successful, responses to these problems must cross borders and ...

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