Toward Genuine Global Governance

Author: Errol E. Harris
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275964177
Format: PDF
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Nine authors representing various schools of thought within the world federalist movement express their disappointment with the 1995 Report of the Commission on Global Governance entitled Our Global Neighborhood. The constructive criticism offered by these essays constitutes a solid contribution to the contemporary literature on international relations and world government.

Approaches to Global Governance Theory

Author: Martin Hewson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791443088
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the debate over global governance heats up, Approaches to Global Governance Theory offers a guide to this new terrain. The contributors advocate approaches to global governance that recognize fundamental political, economic, technological, and cultural dynamics, that engage social and political theory, and that go beyond conventional international relations theory. We are offered here a guide to this new terrain. Beginning with a chapter tracing the emergence of global governance analysis in the 1990s, Approaches to Global Governance Theory also responds to alternative theoretical conceptions. James N. Rosenau explores the ontology of global governance. In addition, Robert Latham develops a critique of Rosenau's thinking, while Michael G. Schechter examines the limits of the Commission for Global Governance's widely publicized 1995 report and Ronen Palan asks critically, "Who is to be governed by global governance?"

Issues in Global Governance

Author: Commission on Global Governance
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041108678
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Issues on Global Governance" contains the Expert Papers of the Commission on Global Governance. The Commission is concerned primarily with furthering global cooperation (i.e. coordinated multilateral action) to meet the challenge of securing peace, achieving sustainable development and universalizing democracy'. The Expert Papers have been written especially for the Commission's Working Groups (One: Global Values; Two: Security; Three: Development; Four: Governance) by authorities in the field (viz. Abi-Saab, Galtung, Haas).

Governance in einer sich wandelnden Welt

Author: Gunnar Folke Schuppert
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531910663
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der Begriff Governance ist ein Erfolgsbegriff und zwar nicht nur in der Politikwissenschaft, sondern auch in anderen Disziplinen, selbst in der eher begriffskonservativen Rechtswissenschaft. Der Preis dieses Erfolges ist die Uneindeutigkeit des Governancebegriffs, was die Governance-Forschung dazu zwingt, sich über die Begriffsverwendung von Governance zu verständigen und die Verwendungskontexte des Governancebegriffs analytisch sorgfältig auszudifferenzieren. Zu beidem will dieses PVS-Sonderheft einen weiterführenden Beitrag leisten.

The Idea of World Government

Author: James A. Yunker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136794379
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The notion of a single political organization encompassing the whole of humanity—a world state—has intrigued mankind since earliest recorded history. This book provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the history of world government, and questions whether political globalization, in the form of a federal world government, could and should complement the ongoing processes of economic and cultural globalization. While the potential peacekeeping advantage of such a state is obvious, the consensus judgment has always been against it, because it could lead to totalitarian tyranny. Yunker examines whether this judgment is still correct, considering that nuclear weapons of unimaginable destructiveness now exist, capable of destroying human civilization as we know it. Summarizing the lessons of history, the author suggests that while the conventional world federalist concept of an unlimited world government is still impractical in today’s world, there may be a role for a limited federal world government that would go well beyond the existing United Nations, thereby providing a stronger institutional basis for the evolutionary development of genuinely effective global governance. This book is an important resource for all students and scholars of global governance, international relations and international organizations.

Confronting War

Author: Ronald J. Glossop
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786450305
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This immensely successful textbook is broken into four parts. Part One: Introduction to the War Problem discusses the nature of the war problem, the conceptual framework, and the historical framework. Part Two: Causes of War talks about the cause of war, group competition and group identification, other views about causes of war, and the value of war. In Part Three: The Contemporary Situation, the reader will learn about ideological aspects, national-historical aspects, military aspects, institutional aspects, and legal aspects of the contemporary situation. Part Four: Proposals for Solving the War Problem discusses reforming the attitudes of individuals, reforming the internal operation of national governments, reforming the policies of national governments, and reforming the international system. It also includes maps, tables and charts which will be especially helpful to the reader. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.