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.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division|
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About 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.
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
3 Restructuring World Society: The Contribution of Modern Systems Theory
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
11 Contested Political Authority, Risk Society, and the Transatlantic Divide in the Regulation of Genetic Engineering
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