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Global Governance

Reports and Discussions of a Symposium held in Trier on October 9 th and 10 th , 2003


Bernd von Hoffmann

While stopping globalisation no longer seems to be a valid option, the task of shaping it has gained priority. But who can effectuate good global governance? The ability of international institutions to provide reliable international structures seems challenged by the recent developments in international politics. What are the implications of the war in Iraq for international law and future global policy? How can governmental and non-governmental actors frame global governance? And what are the prospects of global development policy? These complex questions can only be addressed effectively in an interdisciplinary forum. On October 9 th and 10 th , 2003, the Institute for Legal Policy at the University of Trier invited notable experts from the disciplines of law, political and economic science to discuss and reflect on these issues. This volume embodies the results of that interdisciplinary workshop on global governance.
Contents: Meinhard Schröder: The Status of Public International Law Seen from a European Perspective – Michael J. Glennon: The UN’s Irrelevant Relevance – Hanns W. Maull: Globalisation, Politics and the State – Klaus Dicke: The United Nations as an Actor of Globalization – Peter Eigen: The Role of NGOs in Global Governance: Controlling Corruption - The Example of Transparency International – Angelika Pohlenz: International Business Needs International Rules – Wolfgang Weiß: The Role of the WTO in Global Development Policy – Olivier Frémond: Findings from the World Bank Corporate Governance Country Assessments – El-Shagi El-Shagi: Is Globalisation Detrimental for Developing Countries? – Bernd von Hoffmann: Conclusions.