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Global Trends and Global Governance

ISBN-10: 0745317502

ISBN-13: 9780745317502

Edition: 2001

Authors: Paul Kennedy, Dirk Messner, Franz Nuscheler

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This work is a practical guide that explains the key political, economic, ecological and social factors that shake the process of globalisation, and the way that they affect the lives of all people around the world.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 12/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Born at the very end of World War II in Northeast England, Paul Kennedy was the first in his family to go to a university college. After receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy at Oxford University, Kennedy came to the United States to work in Washington in the National Archives. A J. Richardson Professor of History at Yale University since 1983, Kennedy is also the author of numerous important books. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers has enjoyed wide acclaim and great success as a best-seller, and Preparing for the Twenty-First Century covers the themes of lectures that Kennedy took part in at Yale University since the mid-1980s. Kennedy's teaching and research are influenced by his knowledge of global trends. Recognizing Kennedy's activity in community service and his wisdom and expertise, the Secretary General of the United Nations invited him to co-direct a working group on the future of the United Nations for the 50th anniversary of the UN General Assembly.

Preface
Global Challenges at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
Demographic Trends
The Gap between Rich and Poor Societies
The Technological Explosion: Prometheus Unbound
Environmental Pressures
Security Problems: More Weapons of Mass Destruction
Transborder Diseases
Global Trends: Confusion and Contradiction
Conclusion: Should We be Optimistic or Pessimistic?
World Society--Structures and Trends
World Society: Reality or Phantom?
The Great Challenge of the Twenty-First Century: Civilizing the Global Market Economy
Building Structures Keyed to World Society
Future Prospects and Challenges
World Economy--Structures and Trends
The World Economy at the Outset of the Twenty-First Century
Regionalism
Measures Aimed at Stabilizing the World Economy
World Ecology--Structure and Trends
Causes of Environmental Degradation
The Need for Action: Strengthening Global Environmental Governance
Global Environmental Governance: Aims, Instruments, and Institutions
Innovations in Global Environmental Governance
Future Political Options
World Politics--Structures and Trends
New Turbulences and Anarchic Tendencies
Shifting Conceptions of the World: A Multipolar or a Unipolar World Order?
New Structural Elements of World Politics in the 'Age of Globalism'
Perspectives and Options: Superpower Governance versus Global Governance?
Global Governance, Development, and Peace
Globalization: Is the World Still Governable?
Building Blocks of a Global Governance Architecture
Presuppositions of Global Governance
Contradictions between Insights and Action
Global Governance, Development, and Peace
Perspectives of the Global Government Project: Vision or Illusion?
Globalization and Global Governance--A Synopsis
Notes on the Contributors
Index