1st Edition

Global Cooperation
Challenges and Opportunities in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN 9781138264427
Published November 15, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

The twenty-first century global community is confronted with unprecedented challenges as well as unique opportunities. The degree to which it can establish and institutionalize norms and mechanisms designed to promote and sustain meaningful global cooperation will determine the future course of civilization. This volume brings together a broad range of scholars to highlight some of the areas of contemporary transnational cooperation and to examine the scope and levels at which cooperation can and does take place. The study examines the issue of weapons of mass destruction, explores the promises of biotechnology and space technology, and investigates the roles of global conventions and institutions as strategies for addressing the common threats facing the international system. In short, the volume raises important, timely issues regarding the challenges and opportunities confronting the global community which both policy makers and academicians will find informative and thought-provoking in their efforts to understand the nature and complexity of the twenty-first century global community.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Challenges of a transnational world: imperatives for cooperation, Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel; Space technologies for global environmental governance: transitions in thinking, diffusions of power, Ross M. Neil; Biotechnology, Cross-level cooperation and the efficiency of governance, Selcan Serdaroglu; Two faces of the Ottawa convention on landmines: international humanitarian law and disarmament obligations, Mika Nishimura Hayashi; The nexus of WMD proliferation, international terrorism and failing states: a new transatlantic security orthodoxy?, Ian Davis; EU-American relations and the future of transatlantic cooperation, Yannis A. Stivachtis; Cooperation for development: explaining the institutionalization of ideas in multilateral development organization, Pamela Bromley; And a world to win: is there an alternative globalization consensus?, Annette Freyberg-Inan; Epilogue; Index.

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Professor Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel is Director of the Global Studies Research Initiative in association with the Center for Business and Economic Development at Auburn University Montgomery where she is engaged in consulting and research on contemporary challenges to the international system She is widely published in the areas of Third World Urbanization, Sustainable Development, and Globalization. She is Editor of the Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series of Ashgate Publishing Ltd, and is on the Advisory Board of the International Studies Review.


’Felicia Krishna-Hensel is an academic of considerable intellectual skill and transnational reach. We have many reasons to be grateful for her expertise in Global Cooperation. This timely volume draws together a team of international scholars that analyze some of the major challenges of the twenty first century. Global Cooperation underscores the imperative to create a policy framework for transnational problems that are both global and local in their manifestation.’ A.J.R. Groom, Professor Emeritus, University of Kent, UK and Executive Secretary, World International Studies Committee 'Krishna-Hensel has brought together another excellent collection on a very timely topic. The issue of global cooperation and the tensions it raises between North and South and across the Atlantic are discussed from interesting perspectives in a well chosen set of chapters. Anyone with an interest in the potential and challenges for international cooperation at a tense time in world politics will enjoy this book.' Dr John Doyle, Director, Centre for International Studies, Dublin City University, Ireland