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The New Transnationalism

'This book is a welcome addition to the literature on global governance. In addressing the role of non-state actors in rule making it provides a cogent challenge to assumptions that only state-based institutions provide a basis for both legitimate and effective governance.'

 - Marcus Haward, Associate Professor, School of Government and Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia.  

Transnational rule-making is becoming increasingly common, with decisions being made at the global level, beyond the state. This book explores what the privatization of global rule-making means for democracy. Based on contemporary theoretical approaches to democratic global governance, it reconstructs three prominent rule-making processes in the field of global sustainability politics: the World Commission on Dams, the Global Reporting Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council. Klaus Dingwerth argues that, if designed properly, private transnational rule-making can be as democratic as intergovernmental rule-making.

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