Power in a Complex Global System

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Power in a Complex Global System is drawn from papers delivered at a conference honoring the distinguished political scientist Peter J. Katzenstein.

In dialogue with one another, the chapters are organized around two fundamental questions: Can twenty-first-century global challenges be met through the limited adaptation of existing structures of political authority and prevailing systemic norms, or is a more fundamental reconstitution necessary? Are the stresses now evident in ...

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Overview

Power in a Complex Global System is drawn from papers delivered at a conference honoring the distinguished political scientist Peter J. Katzenstein.

In dialogue with one another, the chapters are organized around two fundamental questions: Can twenty-first-century global challenges be met through the limited adaptation of existing structures of political authority and prevailing systemic norms, or is a more fundamental reconstitution necessary? Are the stresses now evident in the domestic compacts underpinning advanced societies (let alone failed and failing states) significantly more serious than in the past and capable of undermining the fundamental policy capacity of existing states and the collective instruments created by them? These questions, revolving around long-standing debates on the nature and purpose of power, are addressed at national, regional, and international levels of governance. The authors highlight points of continuity as well as fundamental change in essays that examine vitally important contemporary policy challenges in historical and comparative context.

It will be of great interest to students and scholars in international organization, global governance, foreign policy-making, and comparative politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415738804
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/19/2014
  • Pages: 274

Meet the Author

Louis W. Pauly is Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, and has held the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance since 2002. As Director of the Centre for International Studies from 1997 to 2011, he helped build what is now the Munk School of Global Affairs, where he remains a member of the faculty.

Bruce Jentleson is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, where he served from 2000-2005 as Director of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. His policy experience includes having served as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director, 2009-2011.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, 1. Political Authority, Policy Capacity, and Twenty-first-century Governance, Bruce W. Jentleson and Louis W. Pauly, State Authority and Capacity in Turbulent Times, 2. Management versus Democracy: Political Legitimacy and (the Management of) European Economic and Social Problems, Herman Schwartz, 3. Stieg Larsson and the New Globalism: Lessons for the Structure(s) of Authority in IR, Christine Ingebritsen, 4. Varieties of Financial Capitalism, Crisis, and Adjustment: Plus Ça Change, Plus C’est La Même Chose, Jana Grittersová, 6. Guns, Butter, and More Guns: Japanese Security through March 11th , H. Richard Friman, Derek Hall, David Leheny, 7. Autocratic Diffusion and the Pluralization of Democracy, Paul D’Anieri 8. Constructing a New Culture of Security, Re-constituting Public Power in Post-Communist Europe 9. Alexandra Gheciu Systemic Power and the American Imperium 9. Crises of Authority: Domestic Structures and the Changing American Imperium, David A. Lake 10. Disjoining Partners: Europe and the American Imperium, Rawi Abdelal and Ulrich Krotz, 11. Beyond Hegemony: Norms and Alliances in Europe and Asia, Stephanie C. Hofmann and Andrew Yeo, 12. Are the Leaders and the Followers? The Rise of China and East Asian Regionalism(s), Il Hyun Cho and Seo-Hyun Park, 13. Saving Face, Looking Good, and Building International Reputation in East and West, Jennifer L. Erickson, 14. Small States in Humanitarian Norm Making, Margarita H. Petrova, Epilogue 15. Power 1-4, or The Emperor’s New Clothes, Peter J. Katzenstein

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