Since 2007 the world has lurched from one crisis to another., The collapse of our global financial system, growing global economic imbalances, the crisis of the Eurozone, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the mounting signs of climate change have led to a build up of risks that could well provoke a more general crisis in our system of governance if it cannot be made fairer, more effective and accountable. In this book, nine leading academics explore the mounting economic and political fault lines that are producing multiple sources of pressure on g global institutions. They examine the ways in which these institutions are currently attempting to manage these pressures D or failing to do soD and the prospects for global governance in the 21st century. In doing so, they offer a fresh look at one of the most important issues confronting the world today and they suggest strategies for adapting current institutions to better manage our mutual interdependence in the future. Contributors include Ha-Joon Chang, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Cox, David Held, George Magnus, Charles Roger, Robert Skidelsky, Robert Wade, Martin Wolf and Kevin Young.