Governing Globalization

Power, Authority and Global Governance
Author: Anthony McGrew,David Held
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745627342
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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Since the UN's creation in 1945 a vast nexus of global and regional institutions has evolved, surrounded by a proliferation of non-governmental agencies and advocacy networks seeking to influence the agenda and direction of international public policy. Although world government remains a fanciful idea, there does exist an evolving global governance complex - embracing states, international institutions, transnational networks and agencies (both public and private) - which functions, with variable effect, to promote, regulate or intervene in the common affairs of humanity. This book provides an accessible introduction to the current debate about the changing form and political significance of global governance. It brings together original contributions from many of the best-known theorists and analysts of global politics to explore the relevance of the concept of global governance to understanding how global activity is currently regulated. Furthermore, it combines an elucidation of substantive theories with a systematic analysis of the politics and limits of governance in key issue areas - from humanitarian intervention to the regulation of global finance. Thus, the volume provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical assessment of the shift from national government to multilayered global governance. Governing Globalization is the third book in the internationally acclaimed series on global transformations. The other two volumes are Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture and The Global Transformations Reader: An Introduction to the Globalization Debate.

The Global Transformations Reader

Author: David Held
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745631356
Category: Political Science
Page: 624
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The world is changing dramatically and a vigorous public debate is under way about the nature and historical significance of these changes. At the centre of this debate lie conflicting claims about the extent, form and consequences of contemporary globalization. On the one hand there are the globalists, who argue that the world is being fundamentally and irreversibly transformed by globalization. On the other hand there are the sceptics, who believe that the globalists' claims are exaggerated and poorly substantiated. The sceptics contest the very idea of globalization, arguing that the power of national governments, nationalism and geopolitics remain the determining features of our age. This completely revised and fully updated edition of The Global Transformations Reader brings together the most original contributions from both sides of the argument and from a range of disciplines. Many new chapters have been added, which incorporate the most recent developments in the debate and set these in the context of a global order that is in a constant state of flux. Organized as an accessible and comprehensive teaching text, the Reader is divided into six sections covering all the key issues in the debate: * controversy over the meaning, causes and historical significance of 'globalization' * the transformation of state power and civil society; * changing patterns of national culture; * the power of global markets; * global inequality and its consequences; and * the nature of the global order and normative aspirations for its future. The volume includes an extensive introduction by the editors, reviewing, analysing and assessing the globalization debate. Short but highly informative introductions to each section situate and contextualize the individual readings. This Reader will be of immense value to all those interested in one of the most important debates of our time. It will appeal to students of politics, international relations, economics, sociology, geography, business studies and cultural studies. The Global Transformations Reader is part of the internationally acclaimed series on globalization, which also includes Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture and Governing Globalization: Power, Authority and Global Governance.

International Law, International Relations and Global Governance

Author: Charlotte Ku
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136582525
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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International Relations and International Law have developed in parallel but distinctly throughout the 20th Century. However in recent years there has been recognition that their shared concerns in areas as diverse as the environment, transnational crime and terrorism, human rights and conflict resolution outweigh their disciplinary and methodological divergences. This concise and accessible volume focuses on collaborative work within the disciplines of international law and international relations, and highlights the need to develop this collaboration further, describing the value for individuals, states, IGOs, and other non-state actors in being able to draw on the cross-pollination of international relations and international legal scholarship. This book: examines how different elements of governance are interacting and shifting from one actor to another analyses the cumulative effect of these shifts, and evaluates how they both enhance and challenge the worlds governing capacity considers how the characteristics of an architecture for a globalized governance are emerging. Helping readers to examine and understand how accumulated actions over time have given rise to system-wide changes, this work is essential reading for all students of international law, international relations and global governance.

Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century and the Shadow of the Past

Author: Robert Legvold
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023114122X
Category: Political Science
Page: 534
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Because the turbulent trajectory of Russia's foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union echoes previous moments of social and political transformation, history offers a special vantage point from which to judge the current course of events. In this book, a mix of leading historians and political scientists examines the foreign policy of contemporary Russia over four centuries of history. The authors explain the impact of empire and its loss, the interweaving of domestic and foreign impulses, long-standing approaches to national security, and the effect of globalization over time. Contributors focus on the underlying patterns that have marked Russian foreign policy and that persist today. These patterns are driven by the country's political makeup, geographical circumstances, economic strivings, unsettled position in the larger international setting, and, above all, its tortured effort to resolve issues of national identity. The argument here is not that the Russia of Putin and his successors must remain trapped by these historical patterns but that history allows for an assessment of how much or how little has changed in Russia's approach to the outside world and creates a foundation for identifying what must change if Russia is to evolve. A truly unique collection, this volume utilizes history to shed crucial light on Russia's complex, occasionally inscrutable relationship with the world. In so doing, it raises the broader issue of the relationship of history to the study of contemporary foreign policy and how these two enterprises might be better joined.

Power, Information Technology, and International Relations Theory

The Power and Politics of US Foreign Policy and the Internet
Author: D. McCarthy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137306904
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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This book examines the internet as a form of power in global politics. Focusing on the United States' internet foreign policy, McCarthy combines analyses of global material culture and international relation theory, to reconsider how technology is understood as a form of social power.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft
Author: Dani Rodrik
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406613517
Page: 415
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Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

Coherence and Contestation
Author: Alice D. Ba,Matthew J. Hoffmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134249934
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Global governance is fast becoming a ubiquitous phrase, succeeding globalization as the latest buzz term. But exactly what does it mean? For many scholars and policymakers the term captures important aspects of world politics. This unique volume delivers and compares the key perspectives of the leading thinkers in the area, equipping the reader with an excellent understanding of the debate now defining and mapping the future of this term. This comparative approach is underpinned by a lucid theoretical framework which guides the reader towards building a clear sense of the debate and its complexities. A wide range of empirical issues are covered, including those of Security, International Political Economy, Environment, Human Rights, Social Movements and Regulation. Including theorists of social constructivism, liberal imperialism and realism, this is an essential book for students and scholars which stimulates discussion and presents a fully rounded picture of global governance.

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

Global Governance That Works
Author: Richard Jolly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317747739
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
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This book provides an in-depth analysis of UNICEF’s development and operations, whilst exploring the significance of UNICEF’s achievements and the reasons behind them. UNICEF is one of the best known organizations of the United Nations system and the oldest of the UN’s development funds. It is also the part of the UN which consistently receives support from all countries round the world, including the United States. This book brings out the wider reasons for UNICEF’s success and popularity, setting them in the context of UNICEF’s evolution since 1946 and drawing lessons for other international organizations. The book argues that, despite its problems, international action for children, built substantially on non-economic foundations, is not only possible, but can be highly successful in mobilizing support, producing results and making a difference to the lives of millions of children. This will be of great interest to all scholars of international organisations, development, human rights and the United Nations system.

Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Author: Carole Clavier,Evelyne de Leeuw
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191632627
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Scholars and governments recognize the importance of policy development and implementation for population health, but there is a lack of systematic theoretical and conceptual development in the health field to address the issue. Health Promotion and the Policy Process is the first book to take an in-depth look at the theoretical advances in the political sciences, including discussing the significance of political economy and sociology, which so far have made little progress in health promotion development. The book argues that focusing on how public policies work makes it possible to move beyond the more behavioural 'health education' approach, and make the transition from political statements to political strategies. The authors draw from a wide array of theories on the policy process in the fields of political science and political sociology to illuminate health promotion strategies and objectives. For example they discuss how Kingdon's Multiple Streams Model, Sabatier's Advocacy-Coalition Framework and policy network theories can contribute to greater health equity, healthy public policies and community development. Through practical and critical tools, research, and experience-based discussion, Health Promotion and the Policy Process discusses how theories can be used to influence, evaluate, orient or implement health promotion interventions and policies. This book will be essential reading for health promoters who want to make a difference by influencing social determinants of health at the policy level including students, public health professionals, researchers, practitioners, decision makers and those concerned with applied policy research.


A Basic Text
Author: George Ritzer,Paul Dean
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687132
Category: Political Science
Page: 552
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Updated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies. Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner Offers an interdisciplinary approach to globalization by drawing from fields that include sociology, global political economy, political science, international relations, geography, and anthropology Written by an internationally recognized and experienced author team

The European Union and Multilateral Governance

Assessing EU Participation in United Nations Human Rights and Environmental Fora
Author: Hans Bruyninckx,Sudeshna Basu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023037591X
Category: Political Science
Page: 285
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An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the EU in UN human rights and environmental governance which addresses the legal and political science dimensions. With contributions from academics and policy-makers, this volume is a comprehensive analysis of how the challenges it faces impact on the EU's position in UN fora.

Water Policy Processes in India

Discourses of Power and Resistance
Author: Vandana Asthana
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135219184
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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The privatization of water is a keenly contested issue in an economically-liberalizing India. Since the 1990s, large social groups across India's diverse and disparate peoples have been re-negotiating their cultural relationships with each other as to whether they support or oppose pro-privatization water policy reforms. These claims and counter claims are seen as an impending war over water resources, one that includes many different players with many different agendas located across a wide variety of sites whose actions and interactions shape policy production in India. This book is the first to assess the dynamics of water policy processes in India. Using the case study of Delhi’s water situation, this book analyses emergent dynamics of policy process in India in general and, more specifically, in the post-economic reform era. Taking as its starting point a critique of linear version of policy making, the author explains both how and why particular types of knowledge, practices and values get established in policy as well as the complex interplay of knowledge, power and agency in water policy processes. Water Policy Processes in India covers a critical gap in the literature by analyzing how governments in practice make policies that greatly affect the welfare of their people; the process through which policies are developed and implemented; investigating the aims and motives behind policies; and identifying the potential areas of intervention in order to improve the policy process in both its development and implementation stages.

Scales of Justice

Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World
Author: Nancy Fraser
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519621
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the scope of justice was rarely subject to open dispute. Today, however, human-rights activists and international feminists join critics of structural adjustment and the World Trade Organization in challenging the view that justice can only be a domestic relation among fellow citizens. Targeting injustices that cut across borders, they are making the scale of justice an object of explicit struggle. Inspired by these efforts, Nancy Fraser asks: What is the proper frame for theorizing justice? Faced with a plurality of competing scales, how do we know which one is truly just? In exploring these questions, Fraser revises her widely discussed theory of redistribution and recognition. She introduces a third, "political" dimension of justice representation and elaborates a new, reflexive type of critical theory that foregrounds injustices of "misframing." Engaging with thinkers such as Jürgen Habermas, John Rawls, Michel Foucault, and Hannah Arendt, she envisions a "postwestphalian" mapping of political space that accommodates transnational solidarity, transborder publicity, and democratic frame-setting, as well as emancipatory projects that cross borders. The result is a sustained reflection on who should count with respect to what in a globalizing world.

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.

Genetic Governance

Health, Risk and Ethics in a Biotech Era
Author: Robin Bunton,Alan Petersen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134258895
Category: Social Science
Page: 10
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Ethical and practical issues around genetic research are of major international concern, both in academia and in the public domain. Questions concerning what interventions are possible and appropriate with the increasing amount of genetic information available, challenge our understandings of ourselves, our health and wellbeing, and the role of medical ethics, public health, surveillance and risk. However there has been little reflection on the socio-political effects of this new genetic knowledge and the changes in practice that are currently impacting on our lives. Containing contributions from key international researchers, this book examines the broader issues of genetic debates and looks at how prediction and risk assessment is being changed in the arenas of health, medicine and reproduction, bringing new insight on the dangers of surveillance, regulation and increased inequality. Developed out of the Taylor and Francis journal Critical Public Health, the book considers the implications of developments in genetics for contemporary liberal governance, as well as for the future of healthcare and public health.

Global Governance im Jugoslawienkonflikt

Author: Sebastian Popovic
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640123530
Page: 76
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Region: Sudosteuropa, Balkan, Note: 1,5, Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen (Institut fur Politikwissenschaften), 33 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Thema des Jugoslawienkonfliktes ist noch nicht abgeschlossen und hat durch die neuesten Entwicklungen weitere Kapitel hinzugewonnen. Der geplante Eu-Beitritt Sloweniens sowie die in Aussicht-Stellung von Aufnahmeverhandlungen zur EU fur Kroatien haben gewisse Prozesse in der weiteren Bearbeitung dieses Krieges beschleunigt. Kroatien hat nur auf Druck der EU einen der bekanntesten kroatischen Kriegsverbrecher (M. Babi ) mit Hilfe von Interpol und den spanischen Behorden gestellt, um einen Schritt weiter in Richtung des EU-Beitrittes zu gehen. Hinzu kommen der Selbstmord des Kriegsverbrechers und serbischen Kroatenfuhrers" Milan Babi und der plotzliche Tod des ehemaligen jugoslawischen Prasidenten Slobodan Milo evi . Die letzten zwei Ereignisse bringen gerade das eigens fur die Ahndung der Kriegsverbrechen geschaffene Uno-Kriegsverbrechertribunal und damit die Uno als Global Governance Akteur schlechthin unter Druck. Im weiteren erhielt dieses Thema durch die Klage Bosnien-Herzegowinas vor dem Gerichtshof in Den Haag gegen Serbien-Montenegro am 27.02.2006 weiteren Zundstoff . Anhand dieser eminenten Faktoren lassen sich mehrere Fragestellungen fur diese Arbeit zu Grunde legen: -Inwiefern hat Global Governance im Jugoslawienkonflikt eine Rolle gespielt? -In welchen Formen hat sich Global Governance gezeigt? -Waren die angewendeten Global Governance Massnahmen erfolgreich? -Welche Ruckschlusse auf die Veranderung im Global Governance Konzept lassen sich durch den Jugoslawienkrieg feststellen? Die zuvor genannten Fragestellungen sollen in dieser Hausarbeit bearbeitet und beantwortet werden. Zunachst wird eine Diskussion uber die verschiedenen Begriffe der internationalen Beziehungen und die verschiedenen

China Engages Global Health Governance

Responsible Stakeholder or System-Transformer?
Author: L. Chan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230116248
Category: Political Science
Page: 268
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This book explores public health in China in particular the management of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with the goal of understanding China's compliance with and resistance to the norms and rules embedded in the global health regime.


Geschichte und Gegenwart kapitalistischer Staatenkonkurrenz
Author: Tobias Ten Brink
Publisher: N.A
Category: Capitalism
Page: 307
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