Divided Nations by Ian Goldin

Divided Nations
  • Title : Divided Nations
  • Author : Ian Goldin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199693900
  • Pages : 207
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  • Language : English
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The UN, World Bank, and the IMF were all created in the radically different world of the 1940s. It is becoming increasingly apparent that our global structures are struggling to cope with the new globalized, interconnected challenges of the twenty-first century. Ian Goldin looks to the future to consider radical new approaches to our world order.


The Butterfly Defect by Ian Goldin,Mike Mariathasan

The Butterfly Defect
  • Title : The Butterfly Defect
  • Author : Ian Goldin,Mike Mariathasan
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691168423
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The Butterfly Defect addresses the widening gap between the new systemic risks generated by globalization and their effective management. It shows how the dynamics of turbo-charged globalization has the potential and power to destabilize our societies. Drawing on the latest insights from a wide variety of disciplines, Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan provide practical guidance for how governments, businesses, and individuals can better manage globalization and risk. Goldin and Mariathasan demonstrate that systemic risk issues are now endemic everywhere—in supply chains, pandemics, infrastructure, ecology and climate change, economics, and politics. Unless we address these concerns, they will lead to greater protectionism, xenophobia, nationalism, and, inevitably, deglobalization, rising inequality, conflict, and slower growth. The Butterfly Defect shows that mitigating uncertainty and risk in an interconnected world is an essential task for our future.


Globalization by JoAnn Chirico

Globalization
  • Title : Globalization
  • Author : JoAnn Chirico
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1483315444
  • Pages : 552
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  • Language : English
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Globalization: Prospects and Problems, by JoAnn Chirico, provides a comprehensive and enlightening overview of globalization issues and topics. Emphasizing the theory and methods that social scientists employ to study globalization, the text reveals how macro globalization processes impact individual lives—from the spread of scientific discourse to which jobs are more or less likely to be offshored. The author presents a clear image of “the big globalization picture” by skillfully exploring, piece by piece, a myriad of globalization topics, debates, theories, and empirical data. Compelling chapters on theory, global civil society, democracy, cities, religion, institutions (sports, education, and health care), along with three chapters on global challenges, help readers develop a broad understanding of key topics and issues. Throughout the text, the author encourages readers to relate their personal experiences to globalization processes, allowing for a more meaningful and relevant learning experience.


Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century by Augusto Lopez-Claros,Arthur L. Dahl,Maja Groff

Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century
  • Title : Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century
  • Author : Augusto Lopez-Claros,Arthur L. Dahl,Maja Groff
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108476961
  • Pages : 515
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  • Language : English
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Identifies the major weaknesses in the current United Nations system and proposes fundamental reforms to address each. This title is also available as Open Access.


Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Why Nations Fail
  • Title : Why Nations Fail
  • Author : Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • ISBN Code : 1847654614
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, from ancient Rome through the Tudors to modern-day China, leading academics Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson show that to invest and prosper, people need to know that if they work hard, they can make money and actually keep it - and this means sound institutions that allow virtuous circles of innovation, expansion and peace. Based on fifteen years of research, and answering the competing arguments of authors ranging from Max Weber to Jeffrey Sachs and Jared Diamond, Acemoglu and Robinson step boldly into the territory of Francis Fukuyama and Ian Morris. They blend economics, politics, history and current affairs to provide a new, powerful and persuasive way of understanding wealth and poverty.


Gridlock by Thomas Hale,David Held,Kevin Young

Gridlock
  • Title : Gridlock
  • Author : Thomas Hale,David Held,Kevin Young
  • Publisher : Polity
  • ISBN Code : 0745662390
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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The issues that increasingly dominate the 21st century cannot be solved by any single country acting alone, no matter how powerful. To manage the global economy, prevent runaway environmental destruction, reign in nuclear proliferation, or confront other global challenges, we must cooperate. But at the same time, our tools for global policymaking - chiefly state-to-state negotiations over treaties and international institutions - have broken down. The result is gridlock, which manifests across areas via a number of common mechanisms. The rise of new powers representing a more diverse array of interests makes agreement more difficult. The problems themselves have also grown harder as global policy issues penetrate ever more deeply into core domestic concerns. Existing institutions, created for a different world, also lock-in pathological decision-making procedures and render the field ever more complex. All of these processes - in part a function of previous, successful efforts at cooperation - have led global cooperation to fail us even as we need it most. Ranging over the main areas of global concern, from security to the global economy and the environment, this book examines these mechanisms of gridlock and pathways beyond them. It is written in a highly accessible way, making it relevant not only to students of politics and international relation but also to a wider general readership.


Terra Incognita by Ian Goldin,Robert Muggah

Terra Incognita
  • Title : Terra Incognita
  • Author : Ian Goldin,Robert Muggah
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1473570123
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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'Amazing. It would be my desert island choice' Martin Rees 'Fascinating, beautiful, alarming and revelatory use of mapping and infographics' Stephen Fry on EarthTime maps 'An indispensable read' Arianna Huffington From the global impact of the Coronavirus to exploring the vast spread of the Australian bushfires, join authors Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah as they trace the ways in which our world has changed and the ways in which it will continue to change over the next hundred years. Map-making is an ancient impulse. From the moment homo sapiens learnt to communicate we have used them to make sense of our surroundings. But as Albert Einstein once said, 'you can't use old maps to explore a new world.' And now, when the world is changing faster than ever before, our old maps are no longer fit for purpose. Welcome to Terra Incognita. Based on decades of research, and combining mesmerising, state-of-the-art satellite maps with enlightening and passionately argued analysis, Ian and Robert chart humanity's impact on the planet, and the ways in which we can make a real impact to save it, and to thrive as a species. Learn about: fires in the arctic; the impact of sea level rise on cities around the world; the truth about immigration - and why fears in the West are a myth; the counter-intuitive future of population rise; the miracles of health and education that are waiting around the corner, and the reality about inequality, and how we end it. The book traces the paths of peoples, cities, wars, climates and technologies, all on a global scale. Full of facts that will confound you, inform you, and ultimately empower you, Terra Incognita guides readers to a new place of understanding, rather than to a physical location.


"Eat the Heart of the Infidel" by Andrew Walker

  • Title : "Eat the Heart of the Infidel"
  • Author : Andrew Walker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1787380807
  • Pages : 281
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Boko Haram's appetite for violence and kidnapping women has thrust them to the top of the global news agenda. In a few years they all but severed parts of Nigeria-Africa's most populous state and largest economy-from the hands of the government. When Boko Haram speaks, the world sees a grimacing ranting demagogue who taunts viewers claiming he will 'eat the heart of the infidels' and calling on Nigerians to reject their corrupt democracy and return to a 'pure' form of Islam. Thousands have been slaughtered in their campaign of purification which has evolved through a five-year bloody civil war. Civilians are trapped between the militants and the military and feel preyed upon by both. Boko Haram did not emerge fully formed. In Northern Nigeria, which has witnessed many caliphates in the past, radical ideas flourish and strange sects are common. For decades, Nigeria's politicians and oligarchs fed on the resources of a state buoyed by oil and turned public institutions into spoons for the pot. When the going was good it didn't matter. But now a new ravenous force threatens Nigeria.


Global Governance and the UN by Thomas G. Weiss,Ramesh Thakur

Global Governance and the UN
  • Title : Global Governance and the UN
  • Author : Thomas G. Weiss,Ramesh Thakur
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0253004152
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions, practices, and initiatives—together forming "global governance"—bring a greater measure of predictability, stability, and order to trans-border issues than might be expected. Yet, there are significant gaps between many current global problems and available solutions. Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh Thakur analyze the UN's role in addressing such knowledge, normative, policy, institutional, and compliance lapses. The UN's relationship to these five global governance gaps is explored through case studies of some of the most burning problems of our age, including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, humanitarian crises, development aid, climate change, human rights, and HIV/AIDS.


Negotiating Bioethics by Adèle Langlois

Negotiating Bioethics
  • Title : Negotiating Bioethics
  • Author : Adèle Langlois
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136237011
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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The sequencing of the entire human genome has opened up unprecedented possibilities for healthcare, but also ethical and social dilemmas about how these can be achieved, particularly in developing countries. UNESCO’s Bioethics Programme was established to address such issues in 1993. Since then, it has adopted three declarations on human genetics and bioethics (1997, 2003 and 2005), set up numerous training programmes around the world and debated the need for an international convention on human reproductive cloning. Negotiating Bioethics presents Langlois' research on the negotiation and implementation of the three declarations and the human cloning debate, based on fieldwork carried out in Kenya, South Africa, France and the UK, among policy-makers, geneticists, ethicists, civil society representatives and industry professionals. The book examines whether the UNESCO Bioethics Programme is an effective forum for (a) decision-making on bioethics issues and (b) ensuring ethical practice. Considering two different aspects of the UNESCO Bioethics Programme – deliberation and implementation – at international and national levels, Langlois explores: how relations between developed and developing countries can be made more equal who should be involved in global level decision-making and how this should proceed how overlap between initiatives can be avoided what can be done to improve the implementation of international norms by sovereign states how far universal norms can be contextualized what impact the efficacy of national level governance has at international level Drawing on extensive empirical research, Negotiating Bioethics presents a truly global perspective on bioethics. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, politics, science and technology studies, bioethics, anthropology, international relations, and public health. A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access at www.tandfebooks.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.


The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society by John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
  • Author : John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199566607
  • Pages : 727
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  • Language : English
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A systematic examination by the best writers in a variety of fields working on issues of how climate change affects society, and how social, economic, and political systems can, do, and should respond.


Political Economy of Globalization and China's Options by SHAO Binhong

Political Economy of Globalization and China's Options
  • Title : Political Economy of Globalization and China's Options
  • Author : SHAO Binhong
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004383948
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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This volume is divided into: World and China Economy, Chinese Diplomacy, International Strategies. In an era when world order is undergoing reformations, it provides scholars in the English-speaking world with a window to understand the perspectives of the Chinese academia.


Global Governance and Global Rules for Development in the Post-2015 Era by United Nations

Global Governance and Global Rules for Development in the Post-2015 Era
  • Title : Global Governance and Global Rules for Development in the Post-2015 Era
  • Author : United Nations
  • Publisher : United Nations Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9789211046892
  • Pages : 80
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  • Language : English
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The Committee for Development Policy is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It provides inputs and independent advice to the Council on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development, focusing on medium- and long-term aspects. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the status of least developed countries (tLDCs) and for monitoring their progress after graduation from the category.


Some Small Countries Do It Better by Shahid Yusuf,Kaoru Nabeshima

Some Small Countries Do It Better
  • Title : Some Small Countries Do It Better
  • Author : Shahid Yusuf,Kaoru Nabeshima
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821389254
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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The experiences of Singapore, Finland, and Ireland show how small resource-poor economies, even if peripherally located, can achieve rapid and sustained growth: through a strategy of building quality human capital that attracts technology-intensive FDI and enables national firms to compete in global markets for high-value products and services.


The Great Convergence by Kishore Mahbubani

The Great Convergence
  • Title : The Great Convergence
  • Author : Kishore Mahbubani
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • ISBN Code : 1610390334
  • Pages : 315
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  • Language : English
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Examines the rise in the global middle class, which brings an unprecedented convergence of perceptions, cultures and values, and warns that a new global order needs new policies and attitudes, a balance of global interests and power, and the integration of China, India, Africa and the Islamic world. 30,000 first printing.


The Globalization Paradox by Dani Rodrik

The Globalization Paradox
  • Title : The Globalization Paradox
  • Author : Dani Rodrik
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199603332
  • Pages : 346
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  • Language : English
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For a century, economists have driven forward the cause of globalization in financial institutions, labour markets, and trade. Yet there have been consistent warning signs that a global economy and free trade might not always be advantageous. Where are the pressure points? What could be done about them?Dani Rodrik examines the back-story from its seventeenth-century origins through the milestones of the gold standard, the Bretton Woods Agreement, and the Washington Consensus, to the present day. Although economic globalization has enabled unprecedented levels of prosperity in advanced countries and has been a boon to hundreds of millions of poor workers in China and elsewhere in Asia, it is a concept that rests on shaky pillars, he contends. Its long-term sustainability is not a given.The heart of Rodrik>'s argument is a fundamental 'trilemma': that we cannot simultaneously pursue democracy, national self-determination, and economic globalization. Give too much power to governments, and you have protectionism. Give markets too much freedom, and you have an unstable world economy with little social and political support from those it is supposed to help. Rodrik argues for smart globalization, not maximum globalization.


How Soon Is Now by Daniel Pinchbeck

How Soon Is Now
  • Title : How Soon Is Now
  • Author : Daniel Pinchbeck
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • ISBN Code : 1780289723
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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"Drawing on extensive research, Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis. The central thesis is that humanity has unconsciously self-willed ecological catastrophe to bring about a transcendence of our current condition. We are facing an initiatory ordeal on a planetary scale. We can understand that this initiation is necessary for us to evolve from one state of being - our current level of consciousness - to the next. Overcoming outmoded ideologies, we will realize ourselves as one unified being, a planetary super-organism in a symbiotic relationship with the Earth's ecology and the entire web of life"--Publisher description.


Is the Planet Full? by Ian Goldin

Is the Planet Full?
  • Title : Is the Planet Full?
  • Author : Ian Goldin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • ISBN Code : 0199677778
  • Pages : 245
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  • Language : English
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Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? This book explores the contexts, costs, and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social, and environmental systems.


Human Security and Migration in Europe's Southern Borders by Susana Ferreira

Human Security and Migration in Europe's Southern Borders
  • Title : Human Security and Migration in Europe's Southern Borders
  • Author : Susana Ferreira
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319779478
  • Pages : 211
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  • Language : English
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This book examines the management of migratory flows in the Mediterranean within an international security perspective. The intense migratory flows registered during the year 2015 and the tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea have tested the mechanisms of the Union’s immigration and asylum policies and its ability to respond to humanitarian crises. Moreover, these flows of varying intensities and geographies represent a threat to the internal security of the EU and its member states. By using Spain and Italy as case studies, the author theorizes that the EU, given its inability to adopt and implement a common policy to effectively manage migratory flows on its Southern border, uses a deterrence strategy based on minimum common denominators.


New Realities in Foreign Affairs by Volker Stanzel

New Realities in Foreign Affairs
  • Title : New Realities in Foreign Affairs
  • Author : Volker Stanzel
  • Publisher : Nomos Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3845299509
  • Pages : 127
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  • Language : English
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Moderne Diplomatie wirkt heute in viele Bereiche des modernen Lebens hinein. Sie ist zugleich selbst neuen Einflüssen ausgesetzt. Faktoren, die unsere Gesellschaften verändern, verändern auch unser Regierungshandeln, auch in der Außenpolitik, seien es Digitalisierung, emotionalisierte Sensibilitäten unserer Öffentlichkeiten oder nicht-staatliche internationale Akteure. Derartige Entwicklungen müssen von der Diplomatie aufgenommen werden, damit sie weiter als Instrument einer Regierung funktionieren kann. Regierungen sollten Wege finden, zwischen den neuen Bedürfnissen der Gesellschaft und den Notwendigkeiten legitimen Regierungshandelns zu vermitteln. Das Ziel sollte sein, als souveräner Staat handeln zu können und zugleich das Potential der tiefgreifenden gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen zu nutzen. Mit Beiträgen von Volker Stanzel, Sascha Lohmann, Andrew Cooper, Christer Jönsson, Corneliu Bjola, Emillie V. de Keulenaar, Jan Melissen, Karsten D. Voigt, Kim B. Olsen, Hanns W. Maull und R. S. Zaharna


Water by Unesco,World Water Assessment Programme (United Nations)

Water
  • Title : Water
  • Author : Unesco,World Water Assessment Programme (United Nations)
  • Publisher : UN-HABITAT
  • ISBN Code : 9231040065
  • Pages : 584
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  • Language : English
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This illustrated report sets out a global review of the state of the world's freshwater resources, based on the collective work of 24 United Nations agencies, following on from the conclusions of the first UN World Water Development Report 'Water for People, Water for Life' published in 2003 (ISBN 9231038818). This second edition discusses progress towards the water-related targets of the UN Millennium Development Goals and examines a range of key issues including population growth and increasing urbanisation, changing ecosystems, food production, health, industry and energy, as well as risk management, valuing and paying for water and increasing knowledge and capacity. It contains 16 case studies which consider key challenges in water resource management and makes a number of recommendations to guide future action and encourage sustainable use, productivity and management of our increasingly scarce freshwater resources.


World Social Report 2020 by Department of Economic and Social Affairs

World Social Report 2020
  • Title : World Social Report 2020
  • Author : Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9210043677
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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This report examines the links between inequality and other major global trends (or megatrends), with a focus on technological change, climate change, urbanization and international migration. The analysis pays particular attention to poverty and labour market trends, as they mediate the distributional impacts of the major trends selected. It also provides policy recommendations to manage these megatrends in an equitable manner and considers the policy implications, so as to reduce inequalities and support their implementation.


World Development Report 2014 by International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank

World Development Report 2014
  • Title : World Development Report 2014
  • Author : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
  • Publisher : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
  • ISBN Code : 0821399829
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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The path of economic development is paved with risks and opportunities. On the one hand, facing risk is a difficult challenge; on the other, the opportunity for growth and welfare improvement may never materialize without confronting and even taking risks. This is true for individuals, families, enterprises, and nations. The World Development Report (WDR) 2014 examines how improving risk management can lead to larger gains in development and poverty reduction. It will argue that improving risk management is crucial to reduce the negative impacts of shocks and hazards, but also to enable people to pursue new opportunities for growth and prosperity. Risk management is also a shared responsibility that requires the active participation of different economic and social systems, as well as the State.


The United Nations Global Compact by Andreas Rasche,Georg Kell

The United Nations Global Compact
  • Title : The United Nations Global Compact
  • Author : Andreas Rasche,Georg Kell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521145538
  • Pages : 439
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  • Language : English
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A review of the first ten years of the world's largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative.


Global Environmental Governance by Adil Najam,Mihaela Papa,International Institute for Sustainable Development,Nadaa Taiyab

Global Environmental Governance
  • Title : Global Environmental Governance
  • Author : Adil Najam,Mihaela Papa,International Institute for Sustainable Development,Nadaa Taiyab
  • Publisher : International Institute for Sustainable Development = Institut international du développement durable
  • ISBN Code : 9781895536911
  • Pages : 114
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  • Language : English
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International Law and Transitional Governance by Emmanuel H. D. De Groof,Micha Wiebusch

International Law and Transitional Governance
  • Title : International Law and Transitional Governance
  • Author : Emmanuel H. D. De Groof,Micha Wiebusch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 042961411X
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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This volume examines the role of international law in shaping and regulating transitional contexts, including the institutions, policies and procedures that have been developed to steer constitutional regime changes in countries affected by catalytic events. The book offers a new perspective on the phenomenon of conflict-related transitions, whereby societies are re-constitutionalized through a set of interim governance arrangements subject to variable degrees of internationalization. Specifically, this volume interrogates the relevance, contribution and perils of international law for this increasingly widespread phenomenon of inserting an auxiliary phase between two ages of constitutional government. It develops a more nuanced understanding of the various international legal discourses surrounding conflict- and political crisis-related transitional governance by studying the contextual factors that influence the transitional arrangements themselves, with a specific focus on international aspects, including norms, actors and related forms of expertise. In doing so, the book builds an important bridge between comparative constitutional law and international legal scholarship in the practical and highly dynamic terrain of transitional governance. This book will be of much interest to practitioners and students of international law, diplomacy, mediation, security studies and International Relations.


Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence by Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M

Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Title : Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Author : Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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This book is based on an expert group meeting entitled 'Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace', which was organised by UNESCO in Oslo, Norway in 1997, the first international discussion of the connections between men and masculinity and peace and war. The group consisted of researchers, activists, policy makers and administrators and the aim of the meeting was to formulate practical suggestions for change. Chapters in the book consist of both regional case studies and social science research on the connections of traditional masculinity and patriarchy to violence and peace building. The Culture of Peace initiatives in this book show how violence is ineffective, and the book contests the views in the socialisation of boy-children that aggressiveness, violence and force are an acceptable means of expression.


The Politics Industry by Katherine M. Gehl,Michael E. Porter

The Politics Industry
  • Title : The Politics Industry
  • Author : Katherine M. Gehl,Michael E. Porter
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN Code : 1633699242
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Our political system in America is broken, right? Wrong. The truth is, the American political system is working exactly how it is designed to work, and it isn't designed or optimized today to work for us—for ordinary citizens. Most people believe that our political system is a public institution with high-minded principles and impartial rules derived from the Constitution. In reality, it has become a private industry dominated by a textbook duopoly—the Democrats and the Republicans—and plagued and perverted by unhealthy competition between the players. Tragically, it has therefore become incapable of delivering solutions to America's key economic and social challenges. In fact, there's virtually no connection between our political leaders solving problems and getting reelected. In The Politics Industry, business leader and path-breaking political innovator Katherine Gehl and world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter take a radical new approach. They ingeniously apply the tools of business analysis—and Porter's distinctive Five Forces framework—to show how the political system functions just as every other competitive industry does, and how the duopoly has led to the devastating outcomes we see today. Using this competition lens, Gehl and Porter identify the most powerful lever for change—a strategy comprised of a clear set of choices in two key areas: how our elections work and how we make our laws. Their bracing assessment and practical recommendations cut through the endless debate about various proposed fixes, such as term limits and campaign finance reform. The result: true political innovation. The Politics Industry is an original and completely nonpartisan guide that will open your eyes to the true dynamics and profound challenges of the American political system and provide real solutions for reshaping the system for the benefit of all. THE INSTITUTE FOR POLITICAL INNOVATION The authors will donate all royalties from the sale of this book to the Institute for Political Innovation.


Divided Politics, Divided Nation by Darrell M. West

Divided Politics, Divided Nation
  • Title : Divided Politics, Divided Nation
  • Author : Darrell M. West
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780815737858
  • Pages : 236
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  • Language : English
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Why are Americans so angry with each other? The United States is caught in a partisan hyperconflict that divides politicians, communities--and even families. Politicians from the president to state and local office-holders play to strongly-held beliefs and sometimes even pour fuel on the resulting inferno. This polarization has become so intense that many people no longer trust anyone from a differing perspective. Drawing on his personal story of growing up as a fundamentalist Christian on a dairy farm in rural Ohio, then as an academic in the heart of the liberal East Coast establishment, Darrell West analyzes the economic, cultural, and political aspects of polarization. He takes advantage of his experiences inside both conservative and liberal camps to explain the views of each side and offer insights into why each is angry with the other. West argues that societal tensions have metastasized into a dangerous tribalism that seriously threatens U.S. democracy. Unless people can bridge these divisions and forge a new path forward, it will be impossible to work together, maintain a functioning democracy, and solve the country's pressing policy problems.


Humanity Divided by United Nations. Development Programme,United Nations

Humanity Divided
  • Title : Humanity Divided
  • Author : United Nations. Development Programme,United Nations
  • Publisher : UN
  • ISBN Code : 9789211263671
  • Pages : 279
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Inequality has emerged as a major source of concern for people all over the world who find it unacceptable that poverty should persist in a world of plenty. Reducing inequality is needed - first and foremost - in order to fulfil people's universal aspiration to dignity and respect. But there are also more instrumental reasons to address excessive and growing inequalities as the high levels of inequality are detrimental to economic growth and limit growth's potential to eliminate poverty. However, the experience of many countries that have managed to significantly reduce gaps in human wellbeing over the last decade shows that the political space for resolute action can be created. This Report represents an important contribution to this debate and, as such, it will assist policy makers in identifying pathways towards greater social justice, prosperity and sustainability.


Governance Without Government by James N. Rosenau,Ernst-Otto Czempiel,Steve Smith

Governance Without Government
  • Title : Governance Without Government
  • Author : James N. Rosenau,Ernst-Otto Czempiel,Steve Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521405782
  • Pages : 311
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Preface Contributors 1. Governance, order and change in world politics James N. Rosenau 2. Governance with government: polyarchy in nineteenth-century European international politics K.J. Holsti 3. The decaying pillars of the Westphalian temple: implications for international order and governance Mark W. Zacher 4. The 'Triumph' of neoclassical economics in the developing world: policy convergence and bases of governance in the international economic order Thomas J. Biersteker 5. Towards a post-hegemonic conceptualization of world order: reflections on the relevancy of Ibn Khaldun Robert W. Cox 6. The effectiveness of international institutions: hard cases and critical variables Oran R. Young 7. Explaining the regulation of transnational practices: a state-building approach Janice E. Thomson 8. 'And Still It Moves' state interests and social forces in the European Community Linda Cornett and James A. Caporaso 9. Governance and democratization Ernst-Otto Czempiel 10. Micro sources of a changing global order James N. Risenau Index.


Making States Work by Simon Chesterman,Michael Ignatieff,Ramesh Chandra Thakur,United Nations University

Making States Work
  • Title : Making States Work
  • Author : Simon Chesterman,Michael Ignatieff,Ramesh Chandra Thakur,United Nations University
  • Publisher : United Nations University Press
  • ISBN Code : 928081107X
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This publication is the result of a joint interdisciplinary project of the International Peace Academy and the United Nations University. It focuses on situations when state structures begin to break down or collapse, encompassing a range of crises from states in which basic public services are neglected to the total collapse of governance. It looks at the roles and responsibilities of key actors in the situation in relation to their own populations and the international community, and considers the lessons that can be drawn from a range of countries to develop effective strategies to address such situations.


Equity and Quality in Education Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools by OECD

Equity and Quality in Education Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools
  • Title : Equity and Quality in Education Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264130853
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Across OECD countries, almost one in every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills. This book presents a series of policy recommendations for education systems to help all children succeed.


The WTO and Global Governance by Gary P. Sampson

The WTO and Global Governance
  • Title : The WTO and Global Governance
  • Author : Gary P. Sampson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 277
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is mandated by governments to pursue full employment, a steady growth in real income, and higher standards of living for its 150-plus member countries. Its role is also to ensure the optimal use of the world's resources in accordance with sustainable development. As a result, the WTO has greatly extended its reach into nontraditional areas of trade policy, even though it is only part of a more global structure of international agreements with overlapping objectives and commitments. These commitments serve to shape domestic policy choices and constitute a principal feature of global governance. The WTO has a principal role to play in determining the borderline between domestic policy choices and international commitments. While the extended reach of the WTO is lauded by some as one of the greatest achievements in international cooperation, others see it as anathema and an encroachment on national sovereignty. What should be the role of the WTO in global governance? This book contains a variety of views. It explores the policy implications of WTO trade-related issues that overlap with other institutions and proposes future policy directions that could ensure coherent and consistent policies at the national and international levels.


Global Tax Governance by Peter Dietsch

Global Tax Governance
  • Title : Global Tax Governance
  • Author : Peter Dietsch
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781785522437
  • Pages : 382
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book offers a rare example of this kind of work, bringing together experts from political science, philosophy, law, and economics whose contributions combine empirical analysis with normative and institutional proposals.


The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Title : The Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Author : Klaus Schwab
  • Publisher : Broadway Business
  • ISBN Code : 1524758868
  • Pages : 184
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the bestselling tradition of The Fred Factorand What the CEO Wants You to Know, bestselling author and quality guru Subir Chowdhury (The Power of Six Sigma), tackles a question that has haunted him in his consulting work with companies for years. Why is it that some companies improve 50x, while others improve only incrementally? The ideas and training, after all, is the same. What is the difference? That is the question he tackles in this compelling and empowering new book. In The Difference, Subir Chowdhury looks at what distinguishes a company that adopts his quality training processes, and improves 5x, versus a company that adopts the same training and consulting, but increases their profits and quality 50x. The difference, he claims, is this short, engaging, and insightful book, is the people in your workplace, on your staff, in your executive offices. The best processes and training programs in the world will not lead to world-class operations, unless a company first looks to the people who make up their workforce. Only by creating a "caring mindset" -- a culture built upon straightforwardness, honest and openness; a management structure that thinks about the concerns of their people; a workplace that inspires accountability and engagement; and managers and employees who tackle the challenges they face with perseverance and resolve, can companies flourish and excel.


A Human Rights Based Approach to Education by UNICEF Staff,UNESCO

A Human Rights Based Approach to Education
  • Title : A Human Rights Based Approach to Education
  • Author : UNICEF Staff,UNESCO
  • Publisher : UN
  • ISBN Code : 9789280641882
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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International Organizations by Margaret P. Karns,Karen A. Mingst

International Organizations
  • Title : International Organizations
  • Author : Margaret P. Karns,Karen A. Mingst
  • Publisher : Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781555879877
  • Pages : 603
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A comprehensive, in-depth examination of the full range of international organizations, including current case studies.


Towards a New International Economic Order by Mohammed Bedjaoui

Towards a New International Economic Order
  • Title : Towards a New International Economic Order
  • Author : Mohammed Bedjaoui
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9789231016707
  • Pages : 287
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Decentralization of Education by Thomas Welsh,Noel F. McGinn,Unesco

Decentralization of Education
  • Title : Decentralization of Education
  • Author : Thomas Welsh,Noel F. McGinn,Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 98
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Decentralisation of education poses fundamental questions about the nature and distribution of power. This book examines how authority for decision-making in public education systems can be decentralised and with what effect.