Focused on politics and security, this volume extends the G8 and Global Governance series into the domain of international security in both its classic and newer forms. Going beyond the conventional focus on globalization, it takes up the central question of shaping international order, looking at the emergence of several important phenomena including: - The advent of human security - The global importance of once deeply domestic security issues - Enhanced demands for civil society participation Sections on Japan's perspective on the G8 and international order, critical issues in global security governance and the role of international institutions and American leadership therein, make this a distinctive account of international security in the 21st century.
’…an important exploration of relevant contemporary themes such as the impact of globalization on issues of governance, the growing importance of civil society-government relations, the geopolitics of Asia and the relevance of human security to summit diplomacy.’ Brian Stevenson, Associate Vice-President (International), University of Alberta, Canada ’…extremely well organized, thoughtfully presented, and well written. Among other things, it is the only comprehensive assessment that deals with virtually all of the key issues that relate to global political governance.’ Michael Hawes, Executive Director, Canada-US Fulbright Program '…provides a rich resource for international relations students and for those seeking a better understanding of the tensions and strategies that inform the exercise of power in the new century.' The Round Table '…this book is an important contribution for those interested in understanding global institutions' attempts to govern the political, social and economic implications of emerging issues of international security and new geopolitical realities.' Progress in Development Studies
Contents: New Directions in global political governance: challenges and responses, John J. Kirton and Junichi Takase. The Globalization Challenge and the G8’s Okinawa Response: The G8 summit and global governance: the message of Okinawa, Nicholas Bayne; The Okinawa summit’s contribution to global order: vision and realization, Kaoru Ishikawa; New directions for the G8: Okinawa’s prospects and performance, John J. Kirton; Globalization and the role of the summits, Shinichiro Uda. Japan’s Okinawa Summit and Approach to Twenty-First Century World Order: The G8 summit in global and local perspective: process, meeting, and Japanese domestic politics, Yuichi Morii; Okinawan and Japanese perspectives on U.S. military bases and the G8 summit, Takayoshi Egami; The changing G8 summit and Japanese foreign policy, Junichi Takase. New Directions in Global Security Governance: Curbing nuclear proliferation: Japanese, G8, and global approaches, Mitsuru Kurosawa; Nuclear safety and criticality at Tokaimura: a failure of governance, Michael W. Donnelly; The G8 and the human security agenda, Steven L. Lamy. New Directions in Global Institutional Governance: The G8, the United Nations, and global security governance, John J. Kirton; Partners in adversaries? the G7/8 encounters civil society, Peter I. Hajnal; Safeguarding environmental values and social cohesion under trade liberalization: global governance, G8 action, and local initiatives, Christine Lucyk and John J. Kirton; The roots of the new consensus: the United States and the transformation of the G8 system, Gina Stephens. Conclusion: Global political governance and the G8 in the twenty-first century, John J. Kirton and Junichi Takase; Analytical appendices; Documentary appendices; Bibliography; Index.