Complex Sovereignty: Reconstituting Political Authority in the Twenty-First Century

Overview

The way humanity governs itself is today changing very rapidly. Profound transformations in structures of political authority are underway in Europe, North America, and beyond. Nation-states remain central, but they cannot address the most pressing problems facing their own citizens without moving away from traditional understandings of sovereignty itself. Complex Sovereignty contends that just such a movement is underway.

Editors Edgar Grande and Louis W. Pauly and the ...

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Overview

The way humanity governs itself is today changing very rapidly. Profound transformations in structures of political authority are underway in Europe, North America, and beyond. Nation-states remain central, but they cannot address the most pressing problems facing their own citizens without moving away from traditional understandings of sovereignty itself. Complex Sovereignty contends that just such a movement is underway.

Editors Edgar Grande and Louis W. Pauly and the contributors to this volume elucidate the meaning of ‘complex sovereignty’ through a set of conceptual and empirical studies including governance in the European Union and North America, the emergence of private-public partnerships, the adaptation of established international organizations, and the search for innovative mechanisms to manage risk. They reveal a fascinating and vitally important struggle to give coherence to a complicated governing system of multiple and overlapping hierarchies. This is an original, collaborative study crossing the disciplines of political science, international relations, sociology, and political economy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802095282
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Edgar Grande is a professor of political science at the University of Munich.

Louis W. Pauly is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Political Science and director of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.

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Table of Contents

1 Reconstituting Political Authority: Sovereignty, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy in a Transnational Order
Louis W. Pauly and Edgar Grande
2 World Risk Society and the Changing Foundations of Transnational Politics
Ulrich Beck
3 Restructuring World Society: The Contribution of Modern Systems Theory
Mathias Albert
4 Governance: A Garbage Can Perspective
B. Guy Peters
5 Globality and Transnational Policymaking in Agriculture: Complexity, Contradiction, and Conflict
William D. Coleman
6 Financial Crises, the United Nations, and Transnational Authority
Louis W. Pauly
7 Reconstituting Political Authority in Europe: Transnational Regulatory Networks and the Informalization of Governance in the European Union
Burkard Eberlein and Edgar Grande
8 The Primitive Realities of North America's Transnational Governance
Stephen Clarkson with Sarah Davidson Ladly, Megan Merwart, and Carlton Thorne
9 Public-Private Partnerships: Effective and Legitimate Tools of Transnational Governance?
Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse
10 The Private Production of Public Goods: Private and Public Norms in Global Governance
Tony Porter
11 Contested Political Authority, Risk Society, and the Transatlantic Divide in the Regulation of Genetic Engineering
Grace Skogstad
12 The Informalization of Transnational Governance: A Threat to Democratic Government
Michael Th. Greven
13 Complex Sovereignty and the Emergence of Transnational Authority
Edgar Grande and Louis W. Pauly
References
Contributors
Index

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