This cutting-edge examination of the 'new directions' in global governance looks at the fundamental issues of the direction, degree and durability of change in both the principles and norms of international order. It also takes an authoritative look at the rules, decision-making procedures and organizational resources at the heart of the institutions of global governance; provides a much-needed Asian perspective on key issues; and deals with new questions raised at the Okinawa summit, which include - The new global electronic economy. Asian efforts at financial co-operation since the 1997-9 crisis. Trade policy and its links to environmental, labour and social concerns. Human security. Civil society participation. Containing a wide array of intellectual perspectives, this illuminating text is particularly suitable for graduate courses in political science, international political economy, international organizations, corporate strategy and international business, as well as having implications for the public policy community.