Diffuse Agency and Institutional Dynamics in Global Governance – the Cases of the World Bank and the WTO

Panel: Institutionalisation and norms in global governance

Michael Stewart Strange, Peter Aagaard

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Resumé

Global styring har ingen central autoritet, så globalt lederskab må forstås i nye termer. Når direkte anvendelse af magt via hierarkier ikke længere er en mulgiehd, politologisk forskning har vendt sig mod begrebet "blød magt". Det centrale i blød magt-tilgange er normative forandringer. Normative forandringer opstår gennem introduktionen, indramningen og faciliteringen af nye paradigmer, programmer og offentlige holdninger. Dette kan ikke begrænses til en snæver elite, men involverer en bredere intellektuel relation mellem akademikere, politikere, mediefolk, NGOere og private firmaer. I sådan et komplekst mijø kan lederskab ikke forstås som en enkelt magtfuld aktør. Enkeltstående aktører kontorlerer ikke den normative udvikling i global styring.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2010
StatusUdgivet - 2010
BegivenhedInternational Studies Association Annual Convention : Theory vs Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners - New Orleans, USA
Varighed: 17 feb. 201020 feb. 2010
Konferencens nummer: 51

Konference

KonferenceInternational Studies Association Annual Convention
Nummer51
LandUSA
ByNew Orleans
Periode17/02/201020/02/2010

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Strange, M. S., & Aagaard, P. (2010). Diffuse Agency and Institutional Dynamics in Global Governance – the Cases of the World Bank and the WTO: Panel: Institutionalisation and norms in global governance. Afhandling præsenteret på International Studies Association Annual Convention , New Orleans, USA.
Strange, Michael Stewart ; Aagaard, Peter. / Diffuse Agency and Institutional Dynamics in Global Governance – the Cases of the World Bank and the WTO : Panel: Institutionalisation and norms in global governance. Afhandling præsenteret på International Studies Association Annual Convention , New Orleans, USA.
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Strange, MS & Aagaard, P 2010, 'Diffuse Agency and Institutional Dynamics in Global Governance – the Cases of the World Bank and the WTO: Panel: Institutionalisation and norms in global governance' Paper fremlagt ved International Studies Association Annual Convention , New Orleans, USA, 17/02/2010 - 20/02/2010, .

Diffuse Agency and Institutional Dynamics in Global Governance – the Cases of the World Bank and the WTO : Panel: Institutionalisation and norms in global governance. / Strange, Michael Stewart; Aagaard, Peter.

2010. Afhandling præsenteret på International Studies Association Annual Convention , New Orleans, USA.

Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

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Strange MS, Aagaard P. Diffuse Agency and Institutional Dynamics in Global Governance – the Cases of the World Bank and the WTO: Panel: Institutionalisation and norms in global governance. 2010. Afhandling præsenteret på International Studies Association Annual Convention , New Orleans, USA.