Today, the debate on world order is intense. As is always the case in times of transition, the global restructuring of international affairs is generating a deep reflection on how the world is, and how it should be reorganized. After the long frozen period of the cold war and the subsequent years marked by US unipolarism, the world has begun the new millennium with profound shifts. The relative decline of the USA, the crisis in the European Union, the consolidation of the BRIC emerging economies, and the diffusion of the power to non-state actors all constitute significant elements that demand a new conceptualization of the rules of the global game.
In this pluralist and changing context, a number of different narratives are presented by the key actors in the international system. This book analyses these narratives in comparative terms by putting them in the wider framework of the transformation in global governance.
The Editors and Contributors
Introduction: The Debate on Global Order in a Changing World - Sergio Fabbrini and Raffaele Marchetti
TRENDS IN GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Our New and Better World - Robert Jervis
Uncertain Global Governance – Bertrand Badie
Regionalism and Global Governance – Mario Telò
The Role of Ideas in Global Order – Raffaele Marchetti
The American Perspective on Global Order – Walter Russell Mead
The Chinese Perspective on Global Order – Shaun Breslin and Silvia Menegazzi
The European Perspective on Global Order Crisis – Vittorio E. Parsi
The Russian Perspective on Global Order – Richard Sakwa
Western Public Opinions Looking East – Linda Basile and Pierangelo Isernia
Dysfunctional Domestic Politics: Dilemmas for the USA and the EU in a Changing World – Sergio Fabbrini