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Why Govern?
Rethinking Demand and Progress in Global Governance

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Amitav Acharya, Daniel Deudney, Miles Kahler, Rodney Bruce Hall, Andrew Mack, Kathryn Sikkink, Ramesh Thakur, Susan Sell, Eric Helleiner, Sikina Jinnah, Alexander Betts, David P. Fidler, Derrick Cogburn
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  • Date Published: August 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316621813

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  • The system of international cooperation built after World War II around the UN is facing unprecedented challenges. Globalization has magnified the impact of security threats, human rights abuses, mass atrocities, climate change, refugee, trade and financial flows, pandemics and cyberspace traffic. No single nation, however powerful, can solve them on its own. International cooperation is necessary, yet difficult to build and sustain. Rising powers such as China, India, and Brazil seek greater leadership in international institutions, whose authority and legitimacy are also challenged by a growing number of civil society networks, private entities, and other non-state actors. Against this backdrop, what is the future of global governance? In this book, a group of the leading scholars in the field provide a detailed analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing global cooperation. The book offers a comprehensive and authoritative guide for scholars and practitioners interested in multilateralism and global order.

    • Introduces a new way of studying global governance focusing on its demand side
    • Offers a comprehensive range of case studies in a single text and a comparative perspective across issue areas
    • Brings together some of the foremost scholars of international relations theory and leading experts on different issue areas of global governance
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316621813
    • length: 350 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Rethinking demand, purpose and progress in global governance: an introduction Amitav Acharya
    2. The great descent: 'global governance' in historical and theoretical perspective Daniel Deudney
    3. Who is liberal now? Rising powers and global norms Miles Kahler
    4. The social purposes of global governance Rodney Bruce Hall
    5. Conflicts and security Andrew Mack
    6. Human rights Kathryn Sikkink
    7. Atrocity crimes Ramesh Thakur
    8. Trade Susan Sell
    9. Finance Eric Helleiner
    10. Climate Sikina Jinnah
    11. Refugees Alexander Betts
    12. Health David P. Fidler
    13. Cyberspace and social media Derrick Cogburn
    14. The contested quest for global governance: conclusions and directions for further research Amitav Acharya.

  • Editor

    Amitav Acharya, American University, Washington DC
    Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, School of International Service, American University, Washington DC. His recent publications include The End of American World Order (2014), Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics: Whose IR? (2013), and Whose Ideas Matter: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism (2009).


    Amitav Acharya, Daniel Deudney, Miles Kahler, Rodney Bruce Hall, Andrew Mack, Kathryn Sikkink, Ramesh Thakur, Susan Sell, Eric Helleiner, Sikina Jinnah, Alexander Betts, David P. Fidler, Derrick Cogburn

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