This series probes the theory and practice of global governance from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Many argue that increasing movements of people, capital and information are only possible with efficient institutional arrangements. The belief that governance mechanisms are required to foster such global interchange in a peaceful and conflict-free manner has triggered tremendous scholarly interest in international organisations, multilateral institutions, and non-hierarchical arrangements. This collection of five volumes responds to this by looking at issues related to the global management of health, the rules of international law, global trade agreements and policy, international economics and finance and international organisations. The series is designed to provide an authoritative set of 5 volumes reprinting the most influential articles and papers in English on global governance. It is of great interest not only to scholars in international relations and political science but also to researchers in economics, political economy, public policy and finance.
John J. Kirton is a professor of political science and the director and co-founder of the G8 Research Group centred at the Munk Centre for International Studies at University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto.