"Privatization" of Global Governance

Thomas J. Biersteker – Professor of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Genève, Switzerland. E-mail: thomas.biersteker@graduateinstitute.ch.
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Thomas Biersteker graduated from Chicago University (BF in Political Science) and MIT (MA in Political Science) and got PhD in Political Science in MIT as well. Later professor Biersteker lectured in Yale University (1976-1985), South Carolina University (1985-1992) and Brown University (1992-2006). He could be described as a constructivist focusing his research on global governance, international organizations and transnational policy networks, construction of sovereignty and regimes of targeted sanctions. Professor Birsteker kindly agreed to give an interview to the “MGIMO Review of International Relations” during a seminar within the research project - Grant of RFBR No. 16-23-41004. The seminar was also attended by M.M. Lebedeva, Yu.A. Nikitin, A.I. Nikitin, I.A. Istomin.

Key words: governance, networks, authority, global civic society, international society.

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DOI 10.24833/2071-8160-2017-4-55-289-297 (Read the article in PDF)