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Contested World Orders – Rising Powers, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the Politics of Authority Beyond the Nation-State - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Contested World Orders: Rising Powers, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the Politics of Authority Beyond the Nation-State

Matthew D. Stephen and Michael Zürn


Contested World Orders systematically compares the demands of rising powers and non-governmental organizations towards international institutions. As international institutions have taken on ever more ambitious tasks, they have been challenged by rising powers dissatisfied with existing institutional inequalities, by non-governmental organizations worried about the direction of global governance, and even by some established powers no longer content to lead the institutions they themselves created. While the debates about the changing international system often focus on the overall structure, ... More

Keywords: authority, BRICS, contestation, international institutions, liberal international order, neo-liberalism, NGOs, power shift, rising powers, world order

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198843047
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198843047.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew D. Stephen, editor
Senior Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Michael Zürn, editor
Director at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Professor FU Berlin, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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1 Rising Powers, NGOs, and Demands for New World Orders

Matthew D. Stephen and Michael Zürn

Part I World Economic Orders

2 Contestation Overshoot

Matthew D. Stephen

Part II World Security Orders

5 The Devil is in the Detail

Anja Jetschke and Pascal Abb

Part III Human Rights and Environment

7 Negotiating the UN Human Rights Council

Martin Binder and Sophie Eisentraut

8 Contestation in the UNFCCC

Miriam Prys-Hansen, Kristina Hahn, Malte Lellmann, and Milan Röseler

Part IV Cross-Cutting Cases

9 Transnational Private Authority and Its Contestation

Melanie Coni-Zimmer, Annegret Flohr, and Klaus Dieter Wolf

10 Cleavages in World Politics

Martin Binder and Autumn Lockwood Payton

11 Conclusion

Michael Zürn, Klaus Dieter Wolf, and Matthew D. Stephen

End Matter