Just Security in an Undergoverned World

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Just Security in an Undergoverned World by William Durch

Just Security in an Undergoverned World examines how humankind can manage global problems to achieve both security and justice in an age of antithesis. Global connectivity is increasing, visibly and invisibly-in trade, finance, culture, and information-helping to spur economic growth, technological advance, and greater understanding and freedom, but global disconnects are growing as well. Ubiquitous electronics rely on high-value minerals scraped from the earth by miners kept poor by corruption and war. People abandon burning states for the often indifferent welcome of wealthier lands whose people, in turn, draw into themselves. Humanity's very success, underwritten in large part by lighting up gigatons of long-buried carbon for 200 years, now threatens humanity's future.

The global governance institutions established after World War Two to manage global threats, especially the twin scourges of war and poverty, have expanded in reach and impact, while paradoxically losing the political support of their wealthiest and most powerful members. Their problems mimic those of their members in struggling to adapt to new problems and maintain trust in institutions. This volume argues, however, that a properly mandated, managed, and modernized global architecture offers unparalleled potential to midwife solutions to vexing issues that transcend borders and capacities of individual actors, from conflict and climate change to poverty and pandemic disease. The volume offers 'just security' as a new framework for evaluating innovative solutions and strategies for institutional reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198805373
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/25/2018
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. William Durch is a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center and was research director for the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance. He co-directed Stimson's program on UN peace operations, focused on restoring post-conflict rule of law, and was project director for the UN Secretary-General's Panel on UN Peace Operations (the Brahimi Report). His publications include Twenty-First Century Peace Operations (edited, USIP, 2006).

Dr. Joris Larik is Assistant Professor at Leiden University and Senior Researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. He is the author of Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) and co-author of ASEAN's External Agreements: Law, Practice and the Quest for Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and has published in various peer-reviewed law and international relations journals. His work has been acknowledged with several awards, including NATO's Manfred Worner Essay Award (2008) and the Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Thesis in Comparative Law (2014) from the European University Institute (EUI).
Dr. Richard Ponzio directs the Just Security 2020 Program at the Stimson Center. Previously, he led the Global Governance Program at The Hague Institute for Global Justice and was Project Director for the Albright-Gambari Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance. Major publications include Democratic Peacebuilding: Aiding Afghanistan and other Fragile States (OUP, 2011) and Human Development and Global Institutions: Evolution, Impact, Reform (co-authored with Arunabha Ghosh, Routledge, 2016).

Table of Contents

Foreword, Madeleine Albright and Ibrahim Gambari
Part I: Comprehending a World in Turmoil
1. Just Security in an Undergoverned World: An Introduction, William Durch, Joris Larik, and Richard Ponzio
2. The Intersection of Security and Justice in Global Governance: A Conceptual Framework, William Durch, Joris Larik, and Richard Ponzio
Part II: Conflict & Fragility
3. Overcoming the Paradox of Conflict Prevention, Edward Newman and Eamon Aloyo
4. Intervention and Peace Operations: Dilemmas of Internal Conflicts and Transnational Threats, Sofia Sebastian
5. The Importance of Gender Equality and Women's Inclusion for Resolving Conflict and Sustaining Peace, Sarah L. Bosha
6. Rule of Law, Security, and Transitional Justice in Fragile and Conflict-affected Societies, Anja Mihr and Chandra Lekha Sriram
Part III: Climate & People
7. Climate Change and Implications for Security and Justice: The Need for Equitable, Inclusive, and Adaptive Governance of Climate Action, Patrick Huntjens, Ting Zhang, and Katharina Nachbar
8. From 'Inconvenient Truth' to Effective Governance: The UNFCCC, the Paris Agreement, and the Future of Climate Governance, David Michel, Richard Passarelli, and William Durch
9. Enhancing Technological Responses to Climate Change, Menno van der Veen
10. Unearthing Under-governed Territory: Transnational Environmental Crime, Peter Stoett
Part IV: The Hyperconnected Global Economy
11. Global Economic and Social Governance and the United Nations System, Jose Antonio Ocampo
12. Natural Resources, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and Global Governance, Volker Lehmann
13. Curbing Illicit Financial Flows: Global Coordination in Support of Development, Xiaodon Liang
14. First Among Equals? The Role of the State in Facilitating Internet Access & Protecting the Freedom of Expression Online in the Global South, Sunil Abraham
Part V: Reforming the United Nations
15. Renovating the Principal Organs of the United Nations, Vesselin Popovski
16. The Case for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly as a Means of Promoting Just Security, Luis Cabrera
17. The Challenge of Sustaining Peace: Enhancing and Moving beyond the United Nation's Peacebuilding Architecture, Necla Tschirgi and Cedric de Coning
Part VI: Conclusions: Overcoming the Crisis of Global Governance
18. Mobilizing Smart Coalitions and Negotiating Global Governance Reform, Tom Buitelaar and Richard Ponzio
19. Just Security in an Undergoverned World: Conclusion, William Durch, Joris Larik, and Richard Ponzio

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