TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgments List of Tables and Figures Abbreviations 1.Introduction: The Global Corporate Takeover 2.Theorizing Global Corporations' Power 3.Geographical Concentration 4.National Institutional Embeddedness 5.Private Authority and the Potential for Private Governance 6.Conclusion: Three Implications References Index
John Mikler is Senior Lecture in the Department of Government and International Relations at The University of Sydney.
"Few would deny that global corporations are immensely influential. They dominate markets and have profound influence over technology, prosperity and the environment. John Mikler's brilliant study of how they share political power with government provides a cogent and perceptive analysis. It is a landmark in one of the most crucial yet under-emphasised debates in contemporary social science. Corporations structure our present and define our futures, to understand their power requires Mikler's masterful, wide-ranging and richly illustrated exposition." Stephen Wilks, Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter "This book provides a timely and highly needed addition to the literature on corporations as political actors in today's global political economy. Mikler's strategy to reterritorialize corporations and specifically corporate power in geopolitical terms allows fascinating perspectives on actors typically considered in terms of transnational characteristics." Doris Fuchs, University of Muenster