A Theory of Global Governance: Authority, Legitimacy and Contestation, Michael Zürn (2018), Oxford University Press, Oxford, xviii + 312pp., $US26.95, ISBN 978-0-19-881998-1
By Simon Dalby
This volume is an impressive synthetic text, pulling together the work of a couple of decades to sort out what is going on under the rubric of ‘global governance’. Its sources cover the gamut of international relations thinking about institutions, international organizations, states, and how they have all
worked to change governance over the last few decades. The story is far from simple, and much of this book is an attempt to parse out some clear findings from the confusion of empirical studies and theoretical approaches that dominate the vast literature on international governance, international regimes, law, and organization. This book is definitely not one for the theoretically faint-hearted.
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