Development Issues in Global Governance
Public-Private Partnerships and Market Multilateralism
Routledge – 2006 – 232 pages
Series: Warwick Studies in Globalisation
Development Issues in Global Governance presents the first serious academic study of multilateral organizations’ current partnerships with the private sector.
This new volume describes empirically, and analyzes theoretically, the impact of such partnerships on the practices, legitimacy and authority of the parties involved. With detailed case studies of key international bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank, and the UN's Education, Science and Communication Organization (UNESCO), the reader is given a clear understanding of present debates in this critical area of world affairs.
This invaluable book:
The authors conclude that we are witnessing the emergence of a new institutional form, best characterized as ‘market multilateralism’. They argue that although transnational corporations have become heavily involved with multilateral organizations, these partnerships are crafted to deal with specific instances of market failure, while the guiding principles of the global economy remain unchallenged.
This book will be of great interest to all students of development studies, international relations, political science and business management.
1. Market Multilateralism: The Transformation of an Institutional Form 2. Legitimacy and Authority in Global Governance 3. The Rise of Private Sector Involvement in the Multilateral System 4. The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Quest for Health for All: The Cases of GAVI and the Global Fund 5. Tripartism Meets CSR: The ILO and Partnerships Against Child Labor 6. UNESCO and the Software Industry: Bridging the Digital Divide or Completing the Unfinished Business of the United States? 7. Water for All? The World Bank and Public-Private Partnerships with Water Companies 8. Conclusion: Market Multilateralism and the Legitimacy of the Multilateral System
Benedicte Bull is Senior Researcher at SUM (Centre for Development and the Environment), University of Oslo, Norway. Desmond McNeill is Research Professor, and former Director, also at SUM, University of Oslo, Norway.