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Business Power in Global Governance

Doris Fuchs
Business Power in Global Governance
ISBN: 978-1-58826-492-3
ISBN: 978-1-58826-468-8
ISBN: 978-1-62637-962-6
2007/233 pages/LC: 2007004528

"A very well-written text that merits significant accolades for its comprehensive analysis of how corporate power becomes embedded into the social and political fabric of the known world today.”—Phoebe Moore, International Studies Review

"A wonderfully comprehensive and readable overview of business power in global governance. Full of insights and information, it will be an excellent resource for those just starting to learn about the topic, as well as those who already have expertise in this area."—Tony Porter, McMaster University

"A well-written and clearly argued book.... Providing a systematic and comprehensive review of both theory and evidence, it will be especially useful in the classroom."—Nathan Jensen, Washington University, St. Louis


Has the political power of big business, particularly transnational corporations (TNCs), increased in our globalizing world? What, if anything, constrains TNCs?

Analyzing the role of business in the global arena, this systematic and theoretically grounded book addresses these questions. Fuchs considers the implications of expanded lobbying efforts by businesses and business associations, the impact of capital mobility, and developments in the area of self-regulation and public-private partnerships. She also highlights the role of business in framing policy issues and influencing public debate. Clearly identifying the sources of the marked increase in the political power of TNCs, she also provides ample evidence of the limitations and vulnerabilities that rein them in.


Doris Fuchs is professor of political science at the University of Münster, Germany. She is the author of An Institutional Basis for Environmental Stewardship.


  • Exploring the Role of Business in Global Governance.
  • Globalization and Global Governance.
  • Business as an Actor in Global Governance.
  • Political Mobilization.
  • Structural Power: Old and New Facets.
  • The Power of Ideas.
  • Interpreting the Power of Business in Global Governance.
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