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

View: 8062

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

View: 9193

"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"--

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.

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: 8963

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.

Democratizing Global Media

One World, Many Struggles

Author: Robert A. Hackett,Yuezhi Zhao

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742576728

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 9537

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.

Civil Society Participation in European and Global Governance

A Cure for the Democratic Deficit?

Author: J. Steffek,C. Kissling,P. Nanz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230592503

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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It is often argued that the enhanced consultation of civil society contributes to the democratization of European and global governance. This collection investigates whether this theoretical argument is supported by empirical evidence. Ten original essays analyze current patterns of civil society consultation in 32 intergovernmental organizations.

BRICS and Global Governance

Author: John Kirton,Marina Larionova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317172566

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9614

The past few decades have witnessed the development of an increasingly globalised and multipolar world order, in which the demand for multilateralism becomes ever more pronounced. The BRICS group established in 2009, has evolved into a plurilateral summit institution recognized both by sceptics and proponents as a major participant in the international system. Addressing the BRICS’s role in global governance, this book critically examines the club’s birth and evolution, mechanisms of inter-BRICS cooperation, its agenda priorities, BRICS countries’ interests, decisions made by members, their collective and individual compliance with the agreed commitments, and the patterns of BRICS engagement with other international institutions. This volume advances the current state of knowledge on global governance architecture, the BRICS role in this system, and the benefits it has provided and can provide for world order. This book will interest scholars and graduate students who are researching the rise and role of emerging powers, global governance, China and India’s approach to global order and relationship with the United States, Great Power politics, democratization as a foreign policy strategy, realist theory-building and hegemonic transitions, and the (crisis of) liberal world order.

Democratic Legitimacy in the European Union and Global Governance

Building a European Demos

Author: Beatriz Pérez de las Heras

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319413813

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 6842

This book addresses one of the most relevant challenges to the sustainability of the European Union (EU) as a political project: the deficit of citizens’ support. It identifies missing elements of popular legitimacy and makes proposals for their formal inclusion in a future Treaty reform, while assessing the contribution that the EU may make to global governance by expanding a credible democratic model to other international actors. The contributors offer perspectives from law, political science, and sociology, and the 15 case studies of different aspects of the incipient European demos provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of these pertinent questions. The edited volume provides a truly interdisciplinary study of the citizens’ role in the European political landscape that can serve as a basis for further analyses of the EU’s democratic legitimacy. It will be of use to legal scholars and political scientists interested in the EU’s democratic system, institutional setup and external relations.

Criticizing Global Governance

Author: Markus Lederer,Philipp S. Muller

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403969484

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

View: 1056

The essays in this collection seek to reflect on global governance and to provide a better critical understanding of the various practices that fall under its rubric. The first part challenges the concept of global governance, the second part focuses on organizational and institutional aspects, and the last part examines the rule systems implemented by global governance practices. The vocabulary of (global) governance has become a serious contender to imagine world order in the post cold war world. Using different strategies of critique, the contributors argue that global governance denotes a political vocabulary where acts of definition themselves are political moves.

The Global Governance Reader

Author: Rorden Wilkinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415332071

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 9094

'The Global Governance Reader' provides students and scholars with a comprehensive and considered collection of articles covering the most theoretical and empirical contributions by leading specialists in the field.

Food Security Governance

Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

Author: Nora McKeon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134695683

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 9572

This book fills a gap in the literature by setting food security in the context of evolving global food governance. Today’s food system generates hunger alongside of food waste, burgeoning health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions. Applying food system analysis to review how the international community has addressed food issues since World War II, this book proceeds to explain how actors link up in corporate global food chains and in the local food systems that feed most of the world’s population. It unpacks relevant paradigms – from productivism to food sovereignty – and highlights the significance of adopting a rights-based approach to solving food problems. The author describes how communities around the world are protecting their access to resources and building better ways of producing and accessing food, and discusses the reformed Committee on World Food Security, a uniquely inclusive global policy forum, and how it could be supportive of efforts from the base. The book concludes by identifying terrains on which work is needed to adapt the practice of the democratic public sphere and accountable governance to a global dimension and extend its authority to the world of markets and corporations. This book will be of interest to students of food security, global governance, development studies and critical security studies in general.

The Wartime Origins of Democratization

Civil War, Rebel Governance, and Political Regimes

Author: Reyko Huang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107166713

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 7234

Why do some countries democratize after civil war? Huang argues that war can foment popular demand for radical political change.

Democratizing Global Politics

Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community

Author: Rodger A. Payne,Nayef H. Samhat

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791485927

Category: Philosophy

Page: 202

View: 7691

Argues that international institutions are becoming increasingly democratized.

A World Parliament

Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century

Author: Jo Leinen,Andreas Bummel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942282130


Page: 424

View: 7817

Global challenges such as war, climate change, poverty and inequality are overwhelming nation-states and today's international institutions. Achieving a world community that is peaceful, just and sustainable requires a democratic world parliament. This book describes the history, relevance and practical steps to implement this monumental project.

Global Crises and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Author: Thomas Reifer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131725905X

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 6885

Despite prognostications of the "end of history," the 21st century has posed new challenges and a host of global crises. This book takes up the current global economic crisis in relation to new and changing dynamics of territory, authority, and rights in today's global system. The authors explore long simmering conflicts in comparative perspective, including settler colonialism in South Africa, Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine. They discuss indigenous struggles against environmental land grabs and related destruction of indigenous lands by the US nuclear weapons complex. The book uniquely considers the sacred in the context of the global system, including struggles of Latina/o farm workers in the U.S. for social justice and for change in the Catholic Church. Other chapters examine questions of civilizations and identity in the contemporary global system, as well as the role of world-regions.

Civil Society and the Governance of Development

Opposing Global Institutions

Author: Anders Uhlin,Sara Kalm

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137461308

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 3713

Civil society organizations have become increasingly significant actors in global governance. Such actors are particularly active within the field of development where they engage with and try to influence global institutions in multiple ways. This book re-conceptualizes civil society engagement with global governance institutions in the field of development in terms of opposition. This innovative theoretical framework provides new insights and perspectives by combining theories from national opposition politics, international relations and social movement studies. The empirical analysis maps patterns of opposition and explains opposition strategies thorough detailed comparative case studies on civil society actors and, in particular, the European Union's policies and practices of development cooperation, as well as the Asian Development Bank and the Global Forum on Migration and Development. Unlike previous research in this field, which has tended to either focus on outside protest movements or inside lobbying advocacy, this study offers a more comprehensive approach and demonstrates how inside and outside strategies are frequently combined.

Global Governance and the New Wars

The Merging of Development and Security

Author: Mark Duffield

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780329822

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 9638

In this hugely influential book, originally published in 2001 but just as - if not more - relevant today, Mark Duffield shows how war has become an integral component of development discourse. Aid agencies have become increasingly involved in humanitarian assistance, conflict resolution and the social reconstruction of war-torn societies. Duffield explores the consequences of this growing merger of development and security, unravelling the nature of the new wars and the response of the international community, in particular the new systems of global governance that are emerging as a result. An essential work for anyone studying, interested in, or working in development or international security.

Global Governance

Feminist Perspectives

Author: S. Rai,G. Waylen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230583938

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

View: 3094

This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of global governance from a gendered perspective. It not only furthers the emerging feminist theorizing on global governance, but also provides a theoretically informed and empirically based analysis of both institutions and transformative practices.