Associate Professor Virginia Haufler joins us to discuss private power, the extractive industry and the place of ethics within the global capitalist economy.
Virginia Haufler is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on the changing nature of governance in the global political economy, especially the role of transnational corporations and corporate social responsibility.
In this conversation, we talk about private power, the blindspots of IR regime theory, transparency in the extractive industry, and the place of ethics within the capitalist structures of the global economy, and much more.
You can find out more about Virginia on her University of Maryland profile page. You can also follow @VHaufler on Twitter.
Works that we discuss in the podcast include:
- "Corporations, Governance Networks, and Conflict in the Developing World," in The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance (eds. Deborah Avant and Oliver Westerwinter), 2016.
- Private Authority and International Affairs (ed. with Claire Cutler and Tony Porter), 1999.
- "Crossing the boundary between public and private: international regimes and non-state actors," in Regime Theory and International Relations (ed. Volker Rittberger and Peter Mayer), 1995.