Globalization and Labor

Democratizing Global Governance

Author: Dimitris Stevis,Terry Boswell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742537859

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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Unions have long been a central force in the democratization of national and global governance, and this timely book explores the role of labor in fighting for a more democratic and equitable world. In a clear and compelling narrative, Dimitris Stevis and Terry Boswell explore the past accomplishments and the formidable challenges still facing global union politics. The authors consider whether global union politics has become more active and more influential or has failed to rise to the challenge of global capitalism. All readers interested in global organizations, governance, and social movements will find this deeply informed work an essential resource

Democratizing Global Governance

Author: E. Aksu,J. Camilleri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403907110

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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Is globalization beyond human control? In this thought-provoking text, the myths and mantras of this apparently irresistible force are challenged and dissembled. By examining a number of fundamental questions, the contributors put forward a radical reform agenda for global governance. Can the global multilateral system be democratic? Are security and economic concerns separable? Can the development of a global civil society contribute to effective global governance? An important and wide ranging study, this book will be essential reading for graduates and researchers in international relations.

Democratizing Global Climate Governance

Author: John S. Dryzek,Hayley Stevenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107026806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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"Climate change presents a large, complex and seemingly intractable set of problems that are unprecedented in their scope and severity. Given that climate change is both generated and experienced internationally, effective global governance is imperativefor its resolution; yet, current modes of global governance have so far failed to provide effective responses. Hayley Stevenson and John Dryzek argue that legitimacy, accountability, deliberation and democracy are not just intrinsically important, but also increase the chances of successful collective action. Spanning topics of multilateral diplomacy, networked governance, representation, accountability, protest and participation, this book charts the failures and successes of global climate governance to offer fresh proposals for a deliberative system which would enable meaningful communication, inclusion of all affected interests, accountability and effectiveness in dealing with climate change; one of the most vexing issues of our time"--

Democratizing Global Media

One World, Many Struggles

Author: Robert A. Hackett,Yuezhi Zhao

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742576728

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses key_and often contentious_issues such as the power of media, the benefits of media globalization, and the political role of media. More than a critique, Democratizing Global Media offers positive alternatives, from peace journalism to popular movements toward democratizing media and public communication.

Democratizing Global Politics

Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community

Author: Rodger A. Payne,Nayef H. Samhat

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791459270

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Argues that international institutions are becoming increasingly democratized.

Global Governance and Democracy

A Multidisciplinary Analysis

Author: Jan Wouters,Antoon Braeckman,Matthias Lievens,Emilie Bécault

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781952620

Category: LAW

Page: 304

View: 2537

Globalization needs effective global governance. The important question of whether this governance can also become democratic is, however, the subject of a political and academic debate that began only recently. This multidisciplinary book aims to move this conversation forward by drawing insights from international relations, political theory, international law and international political economy. Focusing on global environmental, economic, security and human rights governance, it sheds new light on the democratic deficit of existing global governance structures, and proposes a number of tools to overcome it.

Critical Perspectives on the Crisis of Global Governance

Reimagining the Future

Author: S. Gill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137441402

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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The contributors highlight alternative imaginaries and social forces harnessing new organizational and political forms to counter and displace dominant strategies of rule. They suggest that to address intensifying economic, ecological and ethical crises far more effective, legitimate and far-sighted forms of global governance are required.

Transnational Civil Society and the World Bank

Investigating Civil Society’s Potential to Democratize Global Governance

Author: C. Pallas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137277610

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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Transnational civil society is often seen as an important contributor to the democratization of global governance. In their engagement with the World Bank, however, transnational civil society organizations prioritize pre-existing mission over responsiveness to claimed stakeholders and undercut the authority of developing country governments.

A Possible World

Democratic Transformation of Global Institutions

Author: Heikki Patomäki,Teivo Teivainen

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842774076

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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The scope and powers of international institutions--the United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization--continue to grow with globalization. If democratic values are still sought after, then their deficit at international level must be addressed. This book surveys the range of proposals on the table, with an emphasis on feasibility. It describes and evaluates a wide spectrum of democratic reform proposals for the UN, World Bank and IMF, the WTO and international judicial institutions. It explores innovative ideas for empowering global civil society; a Global Truth Commission; referenda and a World Parliament; a debt arbitration mechanism and global taxation.

State of the World 2002

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916379

Category: Nature

Page: 295

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State of the World 2002 includes chapters on climate change, farming, toxic chemicals, sustainable tourism, population, resource conflicts and global governance

The Global Crisis and Transformative Social Change

Author: P. Utting,S. Razavi,R. Varghese Buchholz,Rebecca Varghese Buchholz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137002506

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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Global crises not only deeply impact the economy and people's livelihoods, they also unsettle basic ideas and assumptions about the meaning and drivers of development. This collection of theoretical and empirical studies explores the substance and politics of policy change following the 2007/8 crisis from the perspective of developing countries.

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

Author: C. Kuzemko,A. Belyi,A. Goldthau,M. Keating

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230370942

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 7676

Energy in Europe and Russia is in flux. This book presents a rich set of case studies for analyzing the complex and intertwined regional dynamics of multiple actors, levels, and policy fields in energy throughout Europe and Russia, with the aim of offering an alternative view to the prevalent geopolitical or neoliberal approaches.

Challenges of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuilding

Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and East Timor

Author: Daisaku Higashi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317531779

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Peacebuilding is a critical issue in world politics. Surprisingly, however, there has not been a full examination of concrete policies and implementation strategies to generate legitimacy in "host states" by either international relations (IR) theorists or practitioners. The objective of this book is to develop an understanding of the mechanisms for constructing—or eroding—the legitimacy of newly created governments in post-conflict peacebuilding environments. The book argues that although existing accounts in the literature contend that compliance with key political programs, and constructing legitimacy in peacebuilding, largely depend on the levels of force (guns) and resource distribution (money) aimed at people who are governed, there are other significant factors, such as inclusive governments reconciling with old enemies, and the substantial role of international organizations (IOs) as credible third parties to establish fairness and impartiality within the political process. Highashi focuses on an in-depth analysis of the challenges involved in creating a legitimate government in Afghanistan, focusing on disarmament programs with powerful warlords, and the reconciliation efforts with the insurgency, especially the Taliban. In the conclusion the book also examines three complimentary cases—Iraq, East Timor, and Sierra Leone—which consistently support the argument presented earlier This work will be of interest to students and scholars of peacebuilding and conflict resolution as well as international relations more broadly.

Global Unions

Challenging Transnational Capital Through Cross-border Campaigns

Author: Kate Bronfenbrenner

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801473913

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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'Global Unions' features research from scholars around the world on the range of innovative strategies that unions use to adapt to different circumstances, industries, countries, and corporations in taking on the challenge of mounting cross-border campaigns against global firms.

Herausforderungen des internationalen Regierens - Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer Demokratisierung internationaler Politik durch nichtsstaatliche Akteure (NGOs)

Author: Mirjam Rohloff

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640218329

Category: Political Science

Page: 23

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, Note: 1,0, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Veranstaltung: Neue Formen des Regierens - Verständigungsorientierung in der internationalen Politik, 25 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: The seminar paper „Challenges of international governance – Chances and limits of nongovernmental actors (NGOs) in democratizing international politics” deals with the role of NGOs in international politics. Based on the assumption that the possibilities for NGOs to influence international politics have increased since the 1990s, the paper aims at providing an overview of chances and limits of the abilities of NGOs to democratize the global system of governance. Due to the phenomenom of political globalization and the changes it brings in international politics, the transformation of national sovereignity presents new challenges for democratic participation in transnational political organizations. NGOs play an ambivalent role in possible solutions to the democratic deficit of international politics: on the one hand, they are perceived as being a guarantor of democratization in international relations; on the other hand, NGOs suffer from numerous democratic weaknesses themselves and are subject to various scientific doubts and criticisms. By giving an overview over the most prominent voices in the ongoing debate about the role of NGOs in international politics, the paper concludes with a critical stock-taking of present NGO activity and a positive outlook on the future.

The challenge of sustainability

Linking politics, education and learning

Author: Atkinson, Hugh,Wade, Ros

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144732353X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This timely and accessible book explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability. Its central focus is the future of people and the planet itself. The challenges that we face in combatting climate change and building a more sustainable world are complex and the book argues that if we are to successfully meet these challenges we need a fundamental change in the way we do politics and economics, embedding a lifelong commitment to sustainability in all learning. We have no option but to make things work for the better. After all, planet earth is the only home we have! The book will be important reading for academics and students in a variety of related subjects, including politics, public policy, education, sustainable development, geography, media, international relations and development studies. It will also be a valuable resource for NGOs and policy makers.

The Ethics of Global Governance

Author: Antonio Franceschet

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub


Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 9855

Ethics is treated in this book not as a set of rules, nor as a topic for philosophical discussion, but as a necessary aspect of political life. The authors analyse ethical controversies as central to global governance, considering the hard moral choices facing states and other actors as they navigate a complex world order.

The Declining World Order

America's Imperial Geopolitics

Author: Richard A. Falk

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415946926

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 2750

This work delineates the impact of terrorism--and the American response--on the basic structure of international relations, the dimming prospects for global reform and the tendency to override the role of sovereign territorial states. Falk examines the changing role of the state, the relevance of institutions, the role of individuals and the importance of the worldwide religious resurgence, with its positive and negative implications. He also considers the post-modern geopolitics of the Bush presidency, with its emphasis on the militarization of space, the control of oil in the Middle East, and its reliance on military capabilities so superior to that of other states as to make any challenge impractical.