Governing the World

The History of an Idea

Author: Mark Mazower

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 071819294X

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 6871

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.
Release

Governing the World?

Cases in Global Governance

Author: Sophie Harman,David Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135049629

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5161

‘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.
Release

Governing the World's Money

Author: David M. Andrews,C. Randall Henning,Professor of International Economic Relations C Randall Henning,Louis W. Pauly

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801440199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 2719

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.
Release

Governing the World

The Ethical Imperative

Author: Martin De Waele

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426932855

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 2383

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."
Release

Development, Security and Unending War

Governing the World of Peoples

Author: Mark Duffield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745657931

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 3433

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.
Release

Governing the World?

Addressing "Problems Without Passports"

Author: Thomas G. Weiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317258622

Category: Education

Page: 137

View: 1666

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."
Release

Governing the World Economy

Author: Willem Molle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135054584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 1234

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.
Release

Governing the Global Economy

International Finance and the State

Author: Ethan B. Kapstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674357570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4758

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.
Release

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

View: 8748

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.
Release

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

View: 8130

Overview of the study of international political economy analysing key questions in the discipline.
Release

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

View: 1353

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.
Release

Governing the World Economy

Author: Diane Coyle

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780745623641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 6343

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.
Release

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

View: 4425

Governmentality offers an explanation for the 21st century global web of power relations
Release

Ein Hippie-Traum

Die Autobiographie Waging Heavy Peace

Author: Neil Young

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462306316

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2033

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
Release

Governing Global Health

Who Runs the World and Why?

Author: Chelsea Clinton,Devi Sridhar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190253274

Category:

Page: 192

View: 4657

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.
Release

Wer beherrscht die Welt?

Die globalen Verwerfungen der amerikanischen Politik

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714436

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 5764

„Die Frage, wer die Welt regiert, kann nicht eindeutig beantwortet werden. Aber die einflussreichsten Akteure sind klar auszumachen.“ Auch nach der Ära Obama gilt: Die USA betrachten sich grundsätzlich als die Guten – selbst dann, wenn sie das Gleiche tun wie jene, denen sie Böses unterstellen: Zivilflugzeuge abschießen, willkürlich Leute inhaftieren und mit Drohnen umbringen oder in fremde Länder einmarschieren. Das Primat der militärischen Intervention und der unerbittliche Drang, alleinige Weltmacht zu bleiben, bilden die Konstanten der amerikanischen Politik – auch wenn dadurch Staaten ins Chaos und Menschen ins Verderben getrieben werden. Im Land dagegen haben die Reichen und Mächtigen fast freie Hand, jenseits demokratischer Kontrollen und unbeachtet von einer zunehmend gleichgültigen Bevölkerung. Wohin führt uns das? Welche Folgen hat das für den Rest der Welt? In seiner so brillanten wie präzisen Analyse zeigt Noam Chomsky die fatalen Folgen der imperialen Politik der USA für das ohnehin immer chaotischere Zusammenleben auf unserem Planeten.
Release

Smart Governance

Governing the Global Knowledge Society

Author: Helmut Willke

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593382531

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 5130

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.
Release

Hitlers Imperium

Europa unter der Herrschaft des Nationalsozialismus

Author: Mark Mazower

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406592713

Category: Europa

Page: 666

View: 3115

Release

Governing the Poor

Exercises of Poverty Reduction, Practices of Global Aid

Author: Suzan Ilcan,Anita Lacey

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773538054

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

View: 1161

Why have billions of dollars in aid failed to end poverty?
Release

Governing the European Economy

Author: Grahame Thompson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761954637

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

View: 2694

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.
Release