Norms Without the Great Powers

International Law and Changing Social Standards in World Politics

Author: Adam Bower

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192507176

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 2958

Can multilateral treaties succeed in transforming conduct when they are rejected by the most powerful states in the international system? In the past two decades, coalitions of middle-power states and transnational civil society groups have negotiated binding legal agreements in the face of concerted opposition from China, Russia, andmost especiallythe United States. These instances of a so-called 'new diplomacy' reflect a deliberate attempt to use the language of international law to bypass great power objections in establishing new global standards. Yet critics have frequently derided such treaties as utopian and counter productive because they fail to include those states allegedly most capable of effectively managing complex international cooperation. Thus far no study has offered a systematic, comparative study of the promise, and limits, of multilateralism without the great powers. Norms Without the Great Powers addresses this gap through the presentation of a novel theoretical account and detailed empirical evidence regarding the implementation of two archetypal cases, the antipersonnel Mine Ban Treaty and International Criminal Court. Both treaties have substantially reshaped expectations and behaviour in their respective domains, but with important variation in the extent and breadth of their impact. These findings provide the impetus for assessing the prospects for similar strategies on other topics of contemporary global concern. This book offers a timely addition to the dynamic and growing literature on the practice and consequences of international governance and should appeal to academics, civil society experts, and foreign policy practitioners working in fields such as security, human rights, and the environment.
Posted in Political Science

International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

Author: B. A. Roberson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826452245

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 3344

A critical appreciation of the development of the international society idea and its influence on and relation to the development of the international relations theory. A critical look is taken at the intellectual development of key members of the English School. The concept of the School itself and the place of the School's theory in contemporary international relations approaches are examined.
Posted in Political Science

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

International Political Economy meets Foucault

Author: S. Guzzini,I. Neumann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283556

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 5430

The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity.
Posted in Political Science

Force and Legitimacy in World Politics

Author: James David Armstrong,Theo Farrell,Bice Maiguashca

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International organization

Page: 266

View: 8398

Posted in International organization

International Conflict and Cooperation

An Introduction to World Politics

Author: Mark R. Amstutz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

View: 3021

This text brings the drama of international conflict to life. Using two basic themes, conflict and co-operation, it explores the behaviour of states and other global actors. Case studies and historical vignettes illustrate the dynamic nature of global politics.
Posted in Political Science

Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 348

View: 1864

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International Relations

Author: Joshua S. Goldstein,Sandra Whitworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321188809

Category: International relations

Page: 595

View: 8297

The top-selling text in its field, "International Relations" is acclaimed for offering the most current and comprehensive coverage of international relations theory, international security, international political economy, and global issues. From war, trade, and development to terrorism, human rights, and the environment, this introductory survey examines the relations between states, the international system, and transnational actors and influences. With the broadest discussion of theoretical perspectives, the most up-to-date coverage of international events, and the strongest emphasis on critical thinking, "International Relations" includes all the tools students need to engage the discipline's concepts and to understand what is happening in the world today. Joshua Goldstein and Jon Pevehouse's lively writing, abundant visuals, and seamless integration of learning technology make this text a favorite of instructors and students alike.
Posted in International relations

Jurisprudence for a Free Society

Studies in Law, Science, and Policy

Author: Harold Dwight Lasswell,Myres Smith Macdougal

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792309895

Category: Law

Page: 1

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"Jurisprudence For a Free Society" is a remarkable contribution to legal theory. In its comprehensiveness and systematic elaboration, it stands among the major theories. It is also the most important jurisprudential statement to emerge in the post-war period. The pioneering work of Lasswell and McDougal on law and policy is already legendary. Most of the work produced by these scholars together and in collaboration with their students represent applications of their basic theory to a wide assortment of international and national legal and policy problems. Now, for the first time, the authoritative statement of their legal philosophy appears as a single volume. In Part I the authors develop their fundamental criteria for a theory about law, including the requirements of clarifying observational standpoint, focus of inquiry and the pertinent intellectual tasks incumbent on the scholar and decisionmaker for determining and achieving common interests. Trends in theories about law, including Natural Law, the Historical School, Positivism, the Sociological Study of Law, American Legal Realism and other contemporary theories, are explored for what they might contribute to the achievement to the authors' conception of an adequate jurisprudence. In Part II, the social process as a whole and the particular value-institutional processes that comprise it are described and analyzed. Because people establish, maintain and change institutions, the dynamics of personality and personality's relation to law is delineated. Part III explores the intellectual tasks of policy thinking, from clarification of values, through description of trend, the scientific examination of conditions, projection of futuredevelopments and the invention of alternatives. Part IV examines the structure of decision in a free society, a society in which the achievement of human dignity is confirmed in both word and deed. Six appendices bring together monographs by the authors over a period of forty years which deal, in more detail, with particular matters treated in the body of the book.
Posted in Law

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9705

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
Posted in Religion

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict: A-F

Author: Lester R. Kurtz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780123695048

Category: Conflict (Psychology)

Page: 2665

View: 2592

Provides timely and useful information about antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts of public and personal life. An essential reference for students and scholars working in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies, and for those seeking to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change.
Posted in Conflict (Psychology)

Journal of International Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: N.A

View: 3174

Posted in International relations

On The Edge

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130263

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 7175

Capitalism has become the universal social and economic order of our time. The capitalism of today, however, differs from that of previous eras; with intensifying globalisation, flexible organisations, and new forms of class divisions. Globalisation brings new possibilities, but also new risks, ranging from degradation of the environment to the concentrated control of the media. On the Edge comprises original essays by, among others, Polly Toynbee, Richard Senett and George Soros. They chart the contours of contemporary capitalism, analyse the role of the business firm, and consider whether the new capitalism is compatible with social cohesion and social justice. They discuss capitalism both as a form of culture and as an influence on daily life, and ask if capitalism has any viable rivals at the turn of the millennium.
Posted in Political Science

World Society

Author: John W. Burton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521096942

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 2144

This analytical interdisciplinary approach to the study of behaviour in world society attempts to make relatively advanced material intelligible to those without the background of political science which has hitherto been necessary. Dr Burton, viewing world society as a total environment in which the behaviour of individuals, groups, nations and states occurs, describes ethnic, political, economic and ideological systems and discusses all aspects of behaviour: decision-making; roles, non-rational activity, problems of perception, values and conflict. He shows how such behaviour relates to that which we know in all social groups and in more confined areas, and states that any analysis of international society, its problems and conflicts, which explains behaviour at one social level differently from activity at another social level must be misleading. This book provides a stimulating and challenging analysis of world society which will interest a wide range of those studying international relations, sociology and politics in universities, schools and colleges of education.
Posted in Political Science

World Encyclopedia of Peace

Author: Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Publisher: New York : Oceana Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Peace

Page: 3209

View: 4425

Posted in Peace