Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats

Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats

by Bruce D. Jones, Carlos Pascual, Stephen John Stedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815705123

ISBN-13: 9780815705123

Pub. Date: 07/28/2010

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

"The aim of the Managing Global Insecurity project is to launch a reform effort of the global security system in 2009. That task is both ambitious and urgent.... The time to act is now."—from the Foreword by Javier Solana

The twenty-first century will be defined by security threats unconstrained by borders—from economic instability, climate change, and

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"The aim of the Managing Global Insecurity project is to launch a reform effort of the global security system in 2009. That task is both ambitious and urgent.... The time to act is now."—from the Foreword by Javier Solana

The twenty-first century will be defined by security threats unconstrained by borders—from economic instability, climate change, and nuclear proliferation to conflict, poverty, terrorism, and disease. The greatest test of global leadership will be building partnerships and institutions for cooperation that can meet the challenge. Power and Responsibility describes how American leadership can rebuild international order to promote global security and prosperity for today's transnational world.

Power & Responsibility establishes a new foundation for international security: "responsible sovereignty," or the notion that sovereignty entails obligations and duties toward other states as well as one's own citizens. Governments must cooperate across borders to safeguard common resources and tackle common threats.

Power & Responsibility argues that in order to advance its own interests, the United States must learn to govern in an interdependent world, exercise leadership through cooperation, and create new institutions with today's traditional and emerging powers. The result of a collaborative project on Managing Global Insecurity, the book also reflects the MGI project's global dialogue—extensive consultations in the United States and in regions around the world as well as discussions with the MGI project's Advisory Group, composed of prominent U.S. and international figures.

"The 2008 financial crisis has brought our global interconnectedness close to home. But economic insecurity is just one concern. Power and Responsibility provides a road map for building effective policies and legitimate global institutions to tackle today's suite of transnational challenges."—Kemal Dervis, administrator, UN Development Program

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815705123
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Javier Solana Solana, Javier

Foreword Brent Scowcroft Scowcroft, Brent

Preface

Pt. I Power

1 Sovereignty's Last Best Chance 3

2 Interests and Order: The United States and the Major and Rising Powers 21

3 Power and Institutions: An Effective International Architecture for Responsible Sovereignty 45

Pt. II Responsibility

4 Arresting Climate Change 75

5 The Second Nuclear Age 107

6 Security in the Biological Century 139

7 Managing Civil Violence and Regional Conflict 170

8 Combating Transnational Terrorism 204

9 Strengthening the Pillars of Economic Security 234

Pt. III Order

10 The Hardest Case: The Broader Middle East 271

11 Urgency and Choice 302

Notes 317

Index 347

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