On Humane Governance: Toward a New Global Politics / Edition 1

On Humane Governance: Toward a New Global Politics / Edition 1

by Richard Falk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0271015128

ISBN-13: 9780271015125

Pub. Date: 09/28/1995

Publisher: Penn State University Press

This book contends that the forces of late modernism are being caught between a capital-driven globalization and a territorially rooted revival of tribalism and ultra-nationalism. Its critical focus is on global structures that are producing new patterns of North/South and rich/poor domination, as well as exerting dangerous pressures on the carrying capacities of

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This book contends that the forces of late modernism are being caught between a capital-driven globalization and a territorially rooted revival of tribalism and ultra-nationalism. Its critical focus is on global structures that are producing new patterns of North/South and rich/poor domination, as well as exerting dangerous pressures on the carrying capacities of the planet.

Richard Falk argues that any hopeful response to these threatening developments requires the fundamental revision of such basic ideas as sovereignty, democracy, and security. These organizing conceptions of political life are being reshaped during this era of transition from a state-centric world of geopolitics to a more centrally guided world of geogovernance. He contends that geogovernance will have adverse consequences for the human condition unless it can be mainly constructed by transnational democratic forces animated by a vision of humane governance. This volume was written for the Global Civilization Project of the World Order Models Project (WOMP), an international group of scholars formed to think creatively about legal and political structures adequate to the needs of the modern world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271015125
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1From Geopolitics to Humane Governance: A Necessary Journey9
2A Triple Indictment of Inhumane Governance47
3Sovereignty: A Twisting Path from Modernism79
4The Democratizing Imperative104
5Security for Humane Governance134
6The Struggle against Globalization from Above172
7In Pursuit of Humane Governance: Building Hope in the Coming Era of Geogovernance207
8The Essential Vision: A Normative Project to Achieve Humane Governance241
Notes256
Select Bibliography275
Index278

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