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Special Collection: Future of Multilateralism and Global Development

Guest Editors:

J.P. Singh, George Mason University
Michael Woolcock, The World Bank

We live in a time where the need for global collective action is as great as any time in human history: the COVID pandemic and its consequences, climate change, conflict, and mass migration all have the potential to pose compounding existential threats to peace, prosperity, and participation. Yet, the multilateral institutions that were set up more than 75 years ago – at the end of the second World War, to facilitate global cooperation – are weaker than ever before. This special collection, with papers and commentaries from academics and practitioners, begins a dialogue across disciplines and issues on finding solutions to contemporary challenges via the multilateral system, and to rethink and energize institutions that facilitate global collective action. Complete contents of the special collection are listed below.

SPECIAL COLLECTION THEMATICS

To learn more about the collection and its thematics, please read this introduction to the special collection The Future of Multilateralism and Global Development by J.P. Singh and Michael Woolcock.

Supportable Constitutive Change
Atal: Globalizing Regulation
Broz & Bowen: The Domestic Political Economy of the WTO Crisis
Briffa: Small States and COVID-19
Dumdum: The Public’s Role in Politicizing International Issues
DuPont and Skjold: Coordination Conundrum in the United Nations Development System
Ferreira: The Analysis of Inequality in the Bretton Woods Institutions
Kentikelenis & Adler: Pump Up the Volume
Roy: Southern multilateralism
Woods: Multilateralism in the Twenty-First Century

Streamlining Incremental Change
Armijo: Regionalism, Multilateralism, and Sovereign Debt
Broz & Bowen: The Domestic Political Economy of the WTO Crisis
Briffa: Small States and COVID-19
Carnegie & Carson: Scared to Share
Dumdum: The Public’s Role in Politicizing International Issues
Kentikelinis & Adler: Pump Up the Volume
Roy: Southern multilateralism
Vabulas & Von Borzyskowski: When Do Withdrawal Threats Achieve Reform in International Organizations?

Strategically Changing Procedural Rules
Ferreira: The Analysis of Inequality in the Bretton Woods Institutions
Haug, Gulrajani & Weinlich: International Organizations and Differentiated Universality
Weaver, Heinzel, Jorgensen & Flores: Bureaucratic Representation in the IMF and the World Bank
Woods: Multilateralism in the Twenty-First Century

Commentaries
Ang: Reinventing Multilateralism
Devarajan: Multilateralism for International Public Goods
Espinosa: Rethinking Multilateralism and Global Development
Pritchett: Multilateralism and Development Cooperation
Raghavan: Rethinking Multilateralism
Lant Pritchett
María Fernanda Espinosa
Yuen Yuen Ang
Vikram Raghavan
Ngaire Woods
Inken von Borzyskowski; Felicity Vabulas
Hillary Briffa
Allison Carnegie; Austin Carson
Leslie Elliott Armijo
Shantayanan Devarajan
Cédric Dupont; Astrid Skjold
J. P. Singh; Michael Woolcock
Indrajit Roy
Omar O. Dumdum
Sebastian Haug; Nilima Gulrajani; Silke Weinlich
T. Renee Bowen; J. Lawrence Broz
David R. K. Adler; Alexander E. Kentikelenis
Francisco H.G. Ferreira
Maha Rafi Atal
Catherine Weaver; Mirko Heinzel; Samantha Jorgensen; Joseph Flores
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