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Global corporations in global governance

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Publication date1/03/2015
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages150
ISBN (electronic)9781315880204
ISBN (print)9780415716055, 9780415716031
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameGlobal Institutions


This book offers a concise and accessible overview and analysis of the place of large multinational and regional corporations in the political economy of global governance.May argues that not only do corporations have an impact on the institutions of global governance, but they must be understood as a multifaceted institution of global governance in their own right, controlling and shaping significant aspects of the global political economy.

Topics include:

What are global corporations?
Corporations and global governance
The legal personality of the corporation
Corporations and power
Corporations and tax
The future role of corporations in a post crisis global system

Highlighting the central role of corporations in the generation and reproduction of norms in global governance, this work shows that corporations’ practices and relations are themselves both subjects, and sources of, global governance. It offers an enhanced understanding of the complex of issues that pattern the corporate global governance in the contemporary political economy and will be of interest to students in areas including IPE, global governance and international organizations.