Historically, the state has been forced to adapt to systemic dynamics of which globalization is only the most recent, though undeniably the most complex. The key challenges of globalization are commonly beyond the control of any one state. Mechanisms for global governance are therefore both an empirical reality and a practical necessity for dealing with the growing number of transnational policy challenges. Globalization and global governance have therefore represented an increasing preoccupation of policy makers and academics alike. Global Governance in the Twenty-first Century aims to open a number of new areas for further analysis, and in particular seeks a cross-fertilization between different disciplines examining issues related to global governance. This approach provides a fresh perspective on questions of global governance and extends debates about the processes and possibilities into disciplines beyond international relations.