A New Diplomacy for Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Global Change

A New Diplomacy for Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Global Change

by Bo Kjellen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415958393

ISBN-13: 9780415958394

Pub. Date: 08/10/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Accelerating, human-induced changes in global natural systems, with global warming as a prime example, are modifying international relations. Diplomacy has to recognize that new types of threats will require new solutions and a new spirit of cooperation. This is a gradual process; traditional conflicts will continue to haunt the international system and traditional

Overview

Accelerating, human-induced changes in global natural systems, with global warming as a prime example, are modifying international relations. Diplomacy has to recognize that new types of threats will require new solutions and a new spirit of cooperation. This is a gradual process; traditional conflicts will continue to haunt the international system and traditional methods of diplomatic work still prevail.

Based on forty years of experience in multilateral negotiations as former diplomat and international negotiator, the author has developed the concept of a New Diplomacy for Sustainable Development. The book develops the theoretical foundations of the concept and links it to the notion of enabling conditions, describing the close linkages between domestic policies and international negotiations. In conclusion, Kjellén comments on present negotiation processes and offers ideas for institutional reform of the international system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415958394
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Series:
Routledge/SEI Global Environment and Development Series, #1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Preface and Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xv
Concepts     1
Reflections on Sustainable Development     3
Global Change, Globalization and the Economic Dimension     13
The New Diplomacy for Sustainable Development     19
Practice     51
The North-South Divide     53
The Uneasy Friendship: United States/Europe     79
Global Sustainability in the Twenty-first Century     105
The Interface between the National and the International: The Concept of "Enabling Conditions"     107
The New Diplomacy at Work: The Next Decades     137
Notes     169
Bibliography     175
Index     179

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