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Global Governance and the UN An Unfinished Journey by Thomas G. Weiss, Ramesh Thakur, Professor John Gerard Ruggie
  

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Global Governance and the UN An Unfinished Journey by Thomas G. Weiss, Ramesh Thakur, Professor John Gerard Ruggie

In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions, practices, and initiatives-together forming global governance -bring a greater measure of predictability, stability, and order to trans-border issues than might be expected. Yet, there are significant gaps between many current global problems and available solutions. Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh Thakur analyze the UN's role in addressing such knowledge, normative, policy, institutional, and compliance lapses. The UN's relationship to these five global governance gaps is explored through case studies of some of the most burning problems of our age, including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, humanitarian crises, development aid, climate change, human rights, and HIV/AIDS.

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Weiss and Thakur have managed to perform the difficult trick of producing a work that can function as textbook, scholarly reference, policy guide, and popular reading. . . . Recommended. * Choice * Global Governance and the UN will satisfy those who seek a serious grappling with the ethical aspects of international action to address the world's most pressing challenges. The book argues that the UN's evolution is an unfinished journey : . . . global governance will continue to evolve, with the UN at the center, in the wake of each global crisis. dec 2011 * Ethics and International Affairs *


About the Author

Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies. Ramesh Thakur is the Inaugural Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

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Publication date

25th February 2010

Author

Thomas G. Weiss, Ramesh Thakur, Professor John Gerard Ruggie

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Indiana University Press

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Paperback
448 pages

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9780253221674

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