"This path-breaking collaborative work illuminates complex social and political relationships that constitute governing authority in a changing world. New questions provoke deeper reflection than the term 'global governance' typically stimulates. Specialists need to read this fine book, and so do students."
Louis W. Pauly, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance, University of Toronto
"This volume makes and illustrates an important fact about global governance today: it isn't only or always the institutional form of actors - be they states, corporations, or NGOs - but their relationships with key constituencies and with one another that shape governance outcomes. Authority, the essence of governance, comes in many guises. I recommend this book highly."
John Gerard Ruggie, Harvard University
"... this book is indeed iconoclastic...The book's theoretical framework builds around four uniquely honed concepts: "governors" "authority", "legitimacy" and "accountability", which may invite challenges from readers who may subscribe to different notions of these terms." -Rogerio F. Pinto, International Public Management Review
Most discussions of global governance treat it as a structure or process, without considering who does the governing. Who Governs the Globe? offers a theoretical framework for understanding these non-state governors and applies this framework to policy arenas including arms control, human rights, economic development and global education.