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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 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

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 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."

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'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 Economy

Governing the World Economy

  • Author: Willem Molle
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135054584
  • 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 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 World Trade Organization

Governing the World Trade Organization

Past, Present and Beyond Doha

  • Author: Thomas Cottier,Manfred Elsig
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139501267
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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Like many other international organizations, the World Trade Organization stands at a crossroads. There is an obvious imbalance between the organization's dispute settlement arm and its negotiation platform. While its current rules, supported by a strong dispute settlement system, have provided some buffering against the negative effects of the financial crises, its negotiation machinery has not produced any substantial outcomes since the late 1990s. It has become obvious that the old way of doing business does not work any more and fresh ideas about governing the organization are needed. Based on rigorous scholarship, this volume of essays offers critical readings on the functioning of the system and provides policy-relevant ideas that go beyond incremental redesign but avoid the trap of romantic scenarios.

Governing the World Economy

Governing the World Economy

  • Author: Diane Coyle
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780745623641
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 166
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The global financial crisis of 1997-98 revealed that emerging market nations as well as the developed economies are vulnerable to the forces of globalization. In this book, the author argues in favour of the benefits of free markets, despite the crisis.

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.

Governing the World's Biggest Market

Governing the World's Biggest Market

The Politics of Derivatives Regulation After the 2008 Crisis

  • Author: Eric Helleiner,Stefano Pagliari,Irene Spagna
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190864575
  • Category:
  • Page: 288
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In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, the regulation of the world's enormous derivatives markets assumed center stage on the international public policy agenda. Critics argued that loose regulation had contributed to the momentous crisis, but lasting reform has been difficult toimplement since. Despite the global importance of derivatives markets, they remain mysterious and obscure to many.In Governing the World's Biggest Market, Eric Helleiner, Stefano Pagliari, and Irene Spagna have gathered an international cast of contributors to rectify this relative neglect. They examine how G20 governments have developed a coordinated international agenda to enhance control over these markets,which had been allowed to grow largely unchecked before the crisis. In analyzing this reform agenda, they advance three core arguments: first, the agenda to rein in these enormous markets has many limitations; second, the reform process has been plagued by delays, inconsistencies, and tensions thatfragment the governance of these markets; and third, the politics driving the reforms have been extremely complicated. An authoritative overview of how this vast system is governed, Governing the World's Biggest Market looks at how the goals, limitations, and outcomes of post-crisis initiatives to regulate these markets have been influenced by a complex combination of transnational, inter-state, and domesticpolitical dynamics. Moreover, this volume emphasizes how crucial regulatory reform is to stabilizing the global economy long-term.

Ein Hippie-Traum

Ein Hippie-Traum

Die Autobiographie Waging Heavy Peace

  • Author: Neil Young
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • ISBN: 3462306316
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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Die Autobiographie des großen Neil Young »Down by the River«, »Heart of Gold«, »Hey, Hey, My My« – mit seinen Songs hat Neil Young die Herzen ganzer Generationen von Musikliebhabern erobert. Ein vielseitiger Künstler par excellence, ist er bis heute einer der bekanntesten und beliebtesten Musiker der Welt, der nun seine seit Langem erwartete Autobiographie vorlegt.Neil Young ist eine herausragende Figur in der Geschichte des Rock’n’Roll und der Popkultur der letzten vier Jahrzehnte. Seit seinen frühen Tagen in den 1960ern mit Buffalo Springfield, bahnbrechenden Soloalben wie »After the Gold Rush« und »Harvest«, Megaselleralben mit Crosby, Stills & Nash bis hin zu seiner Inthronisierung als Pate des Grunge, ist Neil Young der Inbegriff des kompromisslosen Künstlers, der allein seinem Herzen und Verstand folgt.In seiner Autobiographie gibt er Einblick in sein Privatleben und die Wurzeln seiner musikalischen Kreativität. Das Buch ist eine Reise, die von den schneebedeckten Landschaften Ontarios über die LSD-Boulevards im Los Angeles der 1960er-Jahre bis hin zum heutigen paradiesischen Rückzugsort Hawaii führt. Verblüffend offen und witzig, setzt Neil Youngs Autobiographie neue Maßstäbe in der Musikgeschichtsschreibung. »Neil Young hat stets die ungezügelte Leidenschaft eines Künstlers an den Tag gelegt, der weiß, dass man sich ständig neu erfinden muss, um nicht auszubrennen. Aus diesem Grund ist er bis heute einer der bedeutendsten Künstler der Rock’n’Roll-Ära.« Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam

Governing Global Health

Governing Global Health

Who Runs the World and Why?

  • Author: Chelsea Clinton,Devi Sridhar
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190253274
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
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The past few decades have seen a massive increase in the number of international organizations focusing on global health. Campaigns to eradicate or stem the spread of AIDS, SARS, malaria, and Ebola attest to the increasing importance of globally-oriented health organizations. These organizations may be national, regional, international, or even non-state organizations-like Medicins Sans Frontieres. One of the more important recent trends in global health governance, though, has been the rise of public-private partnerships (PPPs) where private non-governmental organizations, for-profit enterprises, and various other social entrepreneurs work hand-in-hand with governments to combat specific maladies. A primary driver for this development is the widespread belief that by joining together, PPPs will attack health problems and fund shared efforts more effectively than other systems. As Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar show in Governing Global Health, these partnerships are not only important for combating infectious diseases; they also provide models for developing solutions to a host of other serious global health challenges and questions beyond health. But what do we actually know about the accountability and effectiveness of PPPs in relation to the traditional multilaterals? According to Clinton and Sridhar, we have known very little because scholars have not accumulated enough data or developed effective ways to assess them-until now. In their analysis, they uncovered both strength and weaknesses of the model. Using principal-agent theory in which governments are the principals directing international agents of various type, they take a closer look at two major PPPs-the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria and the GAVI Alliance-and two major more traditional international organizations-the World Health Organization and the World Bank. An even-handed and thorough empirical analysis of one of the most pressing topics in world affairs, Governing Global Health will reshape our understanding of how organizations can more effectively prevent the spread of communicable diseases like AIDS and reduce pervasive chronic health problems like malnutrition.

Governing Jerusalem

Governing Jerusalem

Again on the World's Agenda

  • Author: Ira Sharkansky
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814325926
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 245
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Rather than focus on what might happen, the book explains the city's governance by viewing, the period since 1967 against events and emotions much older. Two chapters survey the city's history from biblical times to the present. Subsequent chapters describe the institutions of Israeli government that are relevant to the city; the social, economic, and political setting in which governance occurs; and the style and substance of policymaking. The final chapter evaluates the quality of contemporary governance, explains issues that are prominent on agendas of one or another interested party, and offers alternative scenarios of what might occur.

Der Balkan

Der Balkan

  • Author: Mark Mazower
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783833300813
  • Category: Balkan Peninsula
  • Page: 270
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Smart Governance

Smart Governance

Governing the Global Knowledge Society

  • Author: Helmut Willke
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783593382531
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
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Offers a different perspective on global governance from the vantage point of a global knowledge society. Employing a case study of the global financial system and an analysis of several governance regimes, this work contends that markets, legal systems, and morality must evolve to cope with uncertainty, build capacities, and achieve resilience.

Governing the European Economy

Governing the European Economy

  • Author: Grahame Thompson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761954637
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 329
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This is the first text to accessibly introduce, map and explain the nature of the European economic space and its importance to the development of the future shape of Europe. It will enable students to: understand what is meant by the `economy' and assess the nature and role of `governance' in a European economic context; review the economic history of the EU and the key economic relationships of the EU and member states; distinguish between both de facto (private) and de jure (public) integrative and disintegrative processes; examine competing ideas of a European `regulatory order', `market system' or set of `self-governing networks' to capture the characteristics of the contemporary European economy; and consider questions raised.