Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey

Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey

by Thomas G. Weiss, Ramesh Thakur, John Gerard Ruggie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253221676

ISBN-13: 9780253221674

Pub. Date: 04/01/2010

Publisher: Indiana University Press

In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions, practices, and initiatives—together forming "global governance"—bring a greater measure of predictability, stability, and order to trans-border issues

Overview

In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions, practices, and initiatives—together forming "global governance"—bring a greater measure of predictability, stability, and order to trans-border issues than might be expected. Yet, there are significant gaps between many current global problems and available solutions. Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh Thakur analyze the UN's role in addressing such knowledge, normative, policy, institutional, and compliance lapses. The UN's relationship to these five global governance gaps is explored through case studies of some of the most burning problems of our age, including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, humanitarian crises, development aid, climate change, human rights, and HIV/AIDS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253221674
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
United Nations Intellectual History Project Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Boxes, Tables, and Figures vii

Series Editors' Foreword Louis Emmerij Richard Jolly Thomas G. Weiss ix

Foreword John Gerard Ruggie xv

Acknowledgments xxi

List of Abbreviations xxiii

Introduction: The Problématique of Global Governance 1

1 Tracing the Origins of an Idea and the UN's Contribution 28

Part 1 International Security

2 The Use of Force: War, Collective Security, and Peace Operations 55

3 Arms Control and Disarmament 90

4 Terrorism 128

Part 2 Development

5 Trade, Aid, and Finance 155

6 Sustainable Development 199

7 Saving the Environment: The Ozone Layer and Climate Change 227

Part 3 Human Rights

8 Generations of Rights 259

9 Protecting against Pandemics 286

10 The Responsibility to Protect 308

Notes 341

Index 391

About the Authors 417

About the United Nations Intellectual History Project 419

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