Transnational Actors and World Politics

Cover: Handbook of International Relations

Cover: Handbook of International Relations

Thomas Risse – 2013

The end of the Cold War and globalization processes have led to renewed interest in the study of transnational relations and the impact of non-state actors on world politics. Some authors praise the emergence of a global transnational civil society (Boli and Thomas, 1999; Florini, 2000; Held et al., 1999), while others denounce an increasing transnational capitalist hegemony (Gill, 1995). Both positions ascribe to non-state actors quite an extraordinary influence on outcomes in international politics. It is certainly true that transnational actors–from multinational corporations (MNCs) to International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs)–have left their mark on the international system and that we cannot even start theorizing about the contemporary world system without taking their influence into account. But there ...

Title
Transnational Actors and World Politics
Publisher
SAGE Publications Ltd
Location
London
Keywords
multinational corporations (MNCs), international organizations (IOs), governance theory, meta-governance, Research Project A1
Date
2013
Identifier
ISBN 9781849201506
Appeared in
Carlsnaes, Walter/Risse, Thomas/Simmons, Beth A. (eds.): Handbook of International Relations, Second Edition, 426-452.
Language
eng
Type
Text