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ALTERED STATES

ALTERED STATES
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Is globalization good for democracy? Or has it made our governing institutions less accountable to citizens? Located at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, this book explores the effects of globalization on national governance. Under what circumstances do the transnational forces that embody globalization encourage or discourage political accountability? Among the transnational forces discussed in the book are the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, multinational corporations, the United Nations, private military contractors, peacekeepers, the European Court of Human Rights, and several transnational social movements. Using in-depth case studies of situations in which these transnational institutions interact with national governments and citizens, Valerie Sperling traces the impact of economic, political, military, judicial, and civic globalization on state accountability and investigates the degree to which transnational institutions are themselves responsible to the people whose lives they alter. To listen to Valerie Sperling's interview with New Hampshire Public Radio, visit
http: //www.nhpr.org/node/26440 (Windows users)
http: //www.nhpr.org/audio/audio/wom-2009-08-12-vp3.mp3 (Mac users) Also, hear her interview with KOPN radio in Columbia, Missouri on live audio stream
http: //kopn.org/dc/ac/08-20-09%20A%20Chautauqua.mp3


ISBN/SKU: 
9780521541817
Publication Date: 
2009-05-01
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