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The binding of nations : from European Union to world union

Author: Mark Corner
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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As the 21st Century lurches from one crisis to another, there has been an explosion of interest in global governance. The Binding of Nations suggests that the time is ripe for a new international organisation, a Global Union based upon a limited sharing of sovereignty. It examines the successes and failures of the European Union as a sovereignty-sharing organisation, and suggests that this unique institution has a
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Corner, Mark.
Binding of nations.
Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)744541098
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Corner
ISBN: 9780230230866 0230230865
OCLC Number: 428030629
Description: ix, 250 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. --
A proposal --
Patriotism is not enough --
The sharing of sovereignty --
The structure of the book --
A point about language --
Conclusion --
Part I: Towards European Union. --
The rise of the nation-state --
The end of Christendom --
The nation becomes the nation-state --
The nation-state as a 'civilizing force' --
Norbert Elias and the sociological perspective --
Conclusion --
3. From nationalism to supranationalism. --
The idea of 'supranationalism' --
'Supranationalism' finds its moment in history --
British and French approaches to supranationalism --
The British approach --
The French approach --
British and French approaches to the treaties of Rome --
Conclusion --
4. Managing supranationalism. --
Introduction --
European law --
'Own resources' --
Supporting vulnerable economic sectors --
The later development of the European Union --
Conclusion --
Part II: Options for global governance. --
5. The United Nations --
Introduction --
The Security Council --
Outside the Security Council --
UN 'agencies' --
The legal framework of the UN --
Recent developments --
The problem of intervention --
The financial framework of the UN --
Conclusion --
6. Other potential global authorities --
Introduction --
Financial and economic bodies --
The International Monetary Fund --
The World Bank --
The World Trade Organisation --
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Developement --
G7, G8, G20 ... G200? --
The Commonwealth and the international Francophone Organisation --
NATO and OSCE --
New organisations --
Can the problem be bypassed? --
Conclusion --
7. Other regional unions --
Introduction --
The African Union --
ASEAN --
MERCOSUR and UNASUR --
Conclusion --
Part III Global Union. --
8. Current EU thinking --
Introduction --
'Effective multilateralism' --
'Effective inter-regionalism' --
Success and failure: Europe and its 'near abroad' --
THe EU and the Southern Mediterranean --
The EU and Eastern/South-Eastern Europe --
The Balkans --
Europe's 'Far East' --
Turkey --
Conclusion --
9. A global sharing of sovereignty --
Moving beyond other organisations --
The McClintock system --
Food security --
Extending the sharing of sovereignty --
The EU as a member of a Global Union --
Conclusion --
10. The Copernican revolution --
Introduction --
A Union to serve the nation-state --
The sharing of sovereignty and the domestic analogy --
The EU and its malaise --
Can the EU manage a Copernican revolution? --
European 'presumption' --
The need for a trigger --
Conclusion.
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