In this important and path-breaking book, esteemed scholar and public intellectual Richard Falk explores how we can re-imagine the system of global governance to make it more ethical and humane.
Divided into three parts, this book firstly scrutinizes the main aspects of Global Governance including, Geopolitics, The Future of International law, Climate Change and Nuclear weapons, 9/11, Global Democracy and the UN. In the last part, Falk moves the discussion on to the search for Progressive Politics, the Israel/Palestinian conflict and the World Order Models Project.
Drawing on, but also rethinking the normative tradition in international relations, he examines the urgent challenges that we must face to counter imperialism, injustice, global poverty, militarism and environmental disaster. In so doing, he outlines the radical reforms that are needed on an institutional level and within global civil society if we are to realize the dream of a world that is more just, equitable and peaceful.
This important work will be of interest to all students and scholars of global politics and international relations.
Table of Contents
Part One: General Contours (Re)imagining Global Governance 1. Nonviolent Geopolitics 2. Humane Global Governance or World Government 3. Appropriating Normative Politics 4. The Future of International Law Part Two: The Global Imperative 6. Climate Change and Nuclear Weapons 7. 9/11 & 9/12 + 10 8. The Promise and Perils of Global Democracy 9. Illusions of UN Reform Part Three: Beyond Politics 10. Anarchism without Anarchism: Searching for Progressive Politics 11. Is it Possible to Live Together Well on Planet Earth: Interrogating the Israel/Palestine Conflict 12. Shall We Revive the World Order Models Project (WOMP)? Exploring Horizons of Desire in the Early 21st Century
Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton University, USA where he was a member of the faculty for 40 years. Since 2002 he has been a Research Professor at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He has been Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine for the UN Human Rights Council since 2008, and served on a panel of experts appointed by the President of the UN General Assembly, 2008–2009.
"Summing Up: Recommended. General readers, upper-division undergraduate students, and above." - CHOICE - M Dorraj, Texas Christian University