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Governing the World

Governing the World

The History of an Idea

  • Author: Mark Mazower
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 071819294X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 496
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The compelling and provocative history of world government, from acclaimed author Mark Mazower Shortlisted for the RUSI 2013 Duke of Wellington Medal for Military Literature In 1815 the shocked and exhausted victors of the decades of fighting that had engulfed Europe for a generation agreed to a new system for keeping the peace. Instead of independent states changing sides, doing deals and betraying one another, a new, collegial 'Concert of Europe' would ensure that the brutal chaos of the Napoleonic Wars never happened again. Mark Mazower's remarkable new book recreates two centuries of international government - the struggle to spread values and build institutions to bring order to an anarchic and dangerous state system.

Governing the World?

Governing the World?

Cases in Global Governance

  • Author: Sophie Harman,David Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135049629
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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‘Global governance’ has become a key concept in the contemporary study of international politics, yet what the term means and how it works remains in question. Governing the World: Cases in Global Governance takes an alternative approach to understanding the concept by exploring how global governance works in practice through a set of case studies on both classical issues of international relations such as security, labour and trade, and more contemporary concerns such as the environment, international development, and governing the internet. The book explores the processes, practice and politics of global governance by taking a broad look at issues of human rights governance and focusing on detailed aspects of a topic such as torture and rendition to help explain how governance does, or does not, work to students and researchers of international politics alike. Bringing together a diverse and international group of scholars, each chapter responds to a set of questions as to what is being governed, how and who by and offers issue-specific case studies and recommended reading to develop a full understanding of the issue explored and what it means for global governance.

Governing the World

Governing the World

The Ethical Imperative

  • Author: Martin De Waele
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1426932855
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 348
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A large portion of the world lives in poverty, wars are commonplace, and natural resources are running out. The world is being mismanaged on a global scale, and no one seems to be offering solutions. No matter how democratic the political system, there is still fierce competition for wealth and power. Our accepted values and unquestioned assumptions have led the world as a whole to push aside important ethical considerations. DE WAELE offers new ideas to apply to world governance, taking an ethical approach that upholds the sacredness of life and human relationships. Only an ethically-based global governance can put things right-a system of ongoing ethical inquiry where economics and politics are oriented toward what is good for humans at the global, rather than the national, level. Albert Einstein, one of the great scientific and humanitarian thinkers of the twentieth century, observed, "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." Think in new ways and be inspired to be part of the solution in "Governing the World."

Governing the World Economy

Governing the World Economy

  • Author: Willem Molle
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135054576
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 298
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The major problems the world faces have increased since the turn of the millennium. Recurrent storms on the financial markets have ravaged many countries, poverty is still widespread, notwithstanding decades of massive development aid, the environment remains in acute jeopardy and the major world institutions have often reached an impasse in attempting to combat these difficulties. The issues ask for rapid and consistent action by policy makers but the interests of international organizations, such as the WTO, World Bank and Kyoto protocol, have become too diversified to come to multilateral agreements setting uniform rules and asking for strict compliance with these rules. Alternative solutions are sought and development in the future is likely to be characterized by fuzzy and complex interactions between flexible groups of actors seeking agreements on the solutions for the most pressing new problems. Progress will become rather unpredictable and will depend on time, place and subject specific cases as well as convergence of interests. This need not be only negative. Flexible solutions have the advantage that they can be easily adapted in case the conditions change. In this new book, the follow up to his Global Economic Institutions, Willem Molle maps out the unfolding of this process.

Governing the World's Money

Governing the World's Money

  • Author: David M. Andrews,C. Randall Henning,Louis W. Pauly
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501720627
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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The effective governance of global money and finance is under enormous stress. Deep changes over the last decade in capital markets, exchange rate systems, and government finances suggest dramatic shifts in the contours of monetary power, with tensions rising between the functional logic of international economics and the geographic logic of state-centered politics. Governing the World's Money assesses those tensions and the prospects for their peaceful resolution. Governing the World's Money surveys the frontiers of the global monetary system in ten original essays. Leading scholars of international relations and economics explore the evolution of the instruments available to policy officials for monetary governance. As they analyze the contemporary reordering of political authority in a market-oriented global economy, they open new pathways for the study of regional monetary integration and international institutional reform.

Governing the World?

Governing the World?

Addressing "Problems Without Passports"

  • Author: Thomas G Weiss
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317258622
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 137
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Problems posed by Syria s chemical weapons attacks, Egypt s ouster of an elected government, and myriad other global dilemmas beg the question of whether and how the world can be governed. The challenge is addressing what former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Problems without Passports environmental, economic, humanitarian, and political crises that threaten stability, prosperity, and even human survival. Everything is globalized everything "except" politics, which remain imprisoned behind national borders. The world has changed, but our basic way of managing it has not. We pursue fitful, tactical, short-term, and local responses for actual or looming threats that require sustained, strategic, longer-run, and global actions. With clarity and passion, Thomas G. Weiss argues for a diversity of organizational arrangements some centralized, some decentralized and a plurality of problem-solving strategies some worldwide, some local. He proposes a three-pronged strategy: the expansion of the formidable amount of practical global governance that already exists, the harnessing of political and economic possibilities opened by the communications revolution, and the recommitment by states to a fundamental revamping of the United Nations."

Development, Security and Unending War

Development, Security and Unending War

Governing the World of Peoples

  • Author: Mark Duffield
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745657931
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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According to politicians, we now live in a radically interconnected world. Unless there is international stability – even in the most distant places – the West's way of life is threatened. In meeting this global danger, reducing poverty and developing the unstable regions of the world are now imperative. In what has become a truism of the post-Cold War period, security without development is questionable, while development without security is impossible. In this accessible and path-breaking book, Mark Duffield questions this conventional wisdom and lays bare development not as a way of bettering other people but of governing them. He offers a profound critique of the new wave of Western humanitarian and peace interventionism, arguing that rather than bridging the lifechance divide between development and underdevelopment, it maintains and polices it. As part of the defence of an insatiable mass consumer society, those living beyond its borders must be content with self-reliance. With case studies drawn from Mozambique, Ethiopia and Afghanistan, the book provides a critical and historically informed analysis of the NGO movement, humanitarian intervention, sustainable development, human security, coherence, fragile states, migration and the place of racism within development. It is a must-read for all students and scholars of development, humanitarian intervention and security studies as well as anyone concerned with our present predicament.

Governing the Global Economy

Governing the Global Economy

Politics, Institutions and Economic Development

  • Author: Dag Harald Claes,Carl Henrik Knutsen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136702253
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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Overview of the study of international political economy analysing key questions in the discipline.

Governing the Global Polity

Governing the Global Polity

Practice, Mentality, Rationality

  • Author: Iver B. Neumann,Ole Jacob Sending
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472050931
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 202
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Governmentality offers an explanation for the 21st century global web of power relations

Governing the Global Economy

Governing the Global Economy

International Finance and the State

  • Author: Ethan B. Kapstein
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674357570
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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Governments throughout the world are having an increasingly harder time insulating their nations' economic destinies from the onslaughts of multinational corporations and other transnational players. No area has become more global in its operations, more volatile, and thus more difficult to monitor and control than international banking. In this book, international banker and political economist Ethan Kapstein explores the actions that governments have taken to cope with the economic and political consequences associated with the globalization of international finance.