Multistakeholderism has grown in recent decades as a major alternative (and sometimes challenge) to intergovernmental multilateralism in the handling of global risks. This research review report examines existing and missing wanted knowledge in the scientific body about multistakeholder global governance.
Successive sections of the report assess available and lacking research in terms of:
- general overviews of the subject;
- case studies of specific global multistakeholder initiatives;
- theoretical analyses of this form of global regulation. The review finds that, while substantial academic and policy literature has accumulated on multistakeholder global governance over the past two decades, notable knowledge gaps exist.
Author: Jan Aart Scholte at the School of Global Studies University of Gothenburg