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