A. Claire Cutler is Professor of International Law and International Relations in the Political Science Department at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Thomas Dietz is Professor of International Relations and International Law in the Institute of Political Science at the University of Munster, Germany.
'Cutler and Dietz have brought together a diverse set of authors who together give us a brilliant critical interrogation of the rise of private sector experts in domains concerned with public interests. This has become an increasingly important and alarming issue. A must read.' - Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA, author of Expulsions 'In this path-breaking interdisciplinary volume of political scientists, sociologists, and legal scholars, the authors not only demonstrate that non-hierarchical governance by contract dominates both state and private regulations in the global political economy but they also elaborate the power dimension of these arrangements. A must read for anybody interested in knowing how the global economy ticks!' - Thomas Risse, Professor of International Politics, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany