Contemporary Global Governance

Multipolarity vs New Discourses on Global Governance

by Dries Lesage (Volume editor) Pierre Vercauteren (Volume editor)
©2010 Edited Collection 262 Pages


This book explores two dimensions of contemporary global governance. The first part looks at the relationship between multipolarity and global governance. Thus the position of major players in global governance – namely China, Russia, the Trilateral Dialogue Forum of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), Japan and the EU – is examined. The second part takes a look at particular discourses that inform the debate about global governance. In this context, the book investigates issues such as the relationship between global governance and democracy, global governance and security thinking, and the way international institutions influence national policy.
This volume builds on research activities within the network REGIMEN (Research Network on International Governance, Globalization and the Transformation of the State).


ISBN (Softcover)
Gouvernance globale Multipolarité et nouveaux discours science politique
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 262 pp.

Biographical notes

Dries Lesage (Volume editor) Pierre Vercauteren (Volume editor)

The Editors: Dries Lesage is researcher at the Global Governance Research Group of Ghent University and member of REGIMEN. He teaches ‘Theories of International Relations’ and ‘Globalization and Global Governance’. A special research interest is the relation between multipolarity and global governance. Pierre Vercauteren is professor at the Catholic University of Mons (FUCaM) and secretary general of REGIMEN. He teaches ‘International Politics’ and ‘Global Governance’. His research interest is particularly devoted to the question of the shift from ‘government’ to ‘governance’ in the global system.


Title: Contemporary Global Governance