Discreet Power: How the World Economic Forum Shapes Market Agendas (Emerging Frontiers in the Global Economy) (Paperback)

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Discreet Power: How the World Economic Forum Shapes Market Agendas (Emerging Frontiers in the Global Economy) By Christina Garsten, Adrienne Sörbom Cover Image

Discreet Power: How the World Economic Forum Shapes Market Agendas (Emerging Frontiers in the Global Economy) (Paperback)

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In Discreet Power, Christina Garsten and Adrienne S rbom undertake an ethnographic study of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Accessing one of the primary agenda-setting organizations of our day, they draw on interviews and participant observation to examine how the WEF wields its influence. They situate the WEF within an emerging system of "discretionary governance," in which actors craft ideas and entice formal authorities and top leaders in order to garner significant sway. Yet in spite of its image as a powerful, exclusive brain trust, the WEF has no formal mandate to implement its positions. It must convince others to advance chosen causes and enact suggestions, rendering its position quite fragile.

Garsten and S rbom argue that the WEF must be viewed relationally as a brokering organization that lives between the market and political spheres and that extends its reach through associated individuals and groups.They place the WEF in the context of a broader shift, arguing that while this type of governance opens up novel ways of dealing with urgent global problems, it challenges core democratic values.

Product Details ISBN: 9781503606043
ISBN-10: 150360604X
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: July 10th, 2018
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Emerging Frontiers in the Global Economy