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

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Editorial Reviews


“Jonathan Koppell’s World Rule is essential reading for scholars, managers, and policy makers interested in the rules that underpin the global economy. Koppell authoritatively and convincingly explains the origins of the dense network of global rules and elucidates their effects on both markets and practices. His theoretical insights into the politics of organizations are profound.”

(Rawi Abdelal, Harvard Business School)

“This ambitious book puts the broad universe of international rulemaking into perspective—from Internet names to banking regulation to international trade. Koppell makes a sensitive argument for the importance of accountability in all manner of organizations that make international decisions and regulations. His detailed accounts of specific international standards form the foundation for a compelling argument that legitimacy and accountability are at the heart of international governance.”

(Ian Hurd, Northwestern University)

“This study of ‘global governance organizations’ is very important—both in analytical and policy terms. It targets an increasingly complex, interdependent institutional domain that weaves public, private and nongovernmental sectors together in ways that have been largely invisible to and confounding for students of public organizations. As unique as it is forward looking, this book brings a wide-ranging, powerful, conceptual, and empirical approach to expansive and problematic institutional phenomena. No one in the profession is more aptly situated in experience and conceptual acuity to advance our understanding and policy humility concerning ‘world rule.’ A must for students of complex organizations and public policy.”

(Todd LaPorte, University of California, Berkeley)

"A serious and important contribution to the understanding of the growing emergence of world government. . . . This is an essential read for followers of international relations theory."--Choice

About the Author

Jonathan GS Koppell is Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University where he also holds the Lattie and Elva Coor Presidential Chair. He is the author of The Politics of Quasi-Government: Hybrid Organizations and the Dynamics of Bureaucratic Control and was for ten years on the faculty of the Yale School of Management.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226450996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226450995
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,253,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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