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Global Governance of the World Financial Crisis?

Roman Goldbach, Thorsten Hasche, Jörn Müller, Stefan Schüder



Our contribution evaluates the recent financial crisis in light of the ongoing global governance debate. We contextualize the insights from the interdisciplinary workshop on strategies for solving and preventing global crises and put them within the broader frame of global governance. We analyze solution and prevention mechanisms for global crises phenomena by investigating the reactions to the financial crisis of 2007-9. We provide particular insights into the modes of multi-level-, G20-related, and regional governance mechanisms. Our findings indicate that the dominance of transnational networks and the inherent particularistic interests prevail as regards the reactions to the financial crisis. We discuss whether this outcome can be generalized with regard to the potential implications for other global crises.


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