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The quest for security : protection without protectionism and the challenge of global governance

Author: Mary Kaldor; Joseph E Stiglitz
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising out of the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century. Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor begin with an expansive, balanced analysis of the global landscape and the factors contributing to the growth of insecurity. While earlier studies have touched on how globalization has increased economic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kaldor; Joseph E Stiglitz
ISBN: 9780231156868 0231156863 9780231156875 0231156871
OCLC Number: 822229915
Description: vii, 412 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Mary Kaldor and Joseph E. Stiglitz --
Part 1. Social protection without protectionism. Introduction ; Social protection without protectionism / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; Scandinavian equality : a prime example of protection without protectionism / Karl Ove Moene ; Further considerations on social protection / Kemal Dervis, Leif Pagrotsky, and George Soros --
Part 2. Protection from violence. Introduction ; Global security cooperation in the twenty-first century / G. John Ikenberry ; Restructuring global security for the twenty-first century / Mary Kaldor ; Recent developments in global criminal industries / Misha Glenny --
Part 3. Environmental protection. Introduction ; Sharing the burden of saving the planet : global social justice for sustainable development : lessons from the theory of public finance / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; Designing the post-Kyoto climate regime / Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. Stavins --
Part 4. Urbanizing the challenges of global governance. Introduction ; A focus on cities takes us beyond existing governance frameworks / Saskia Sassen ; Violence in the city : challenges of global governance / Sophie Body-Gendrot ; Cities and conflict resolution / Tony Travers ; Cities and global climate governance : from passive implementers to active co-decision-makers / Kristine Kern and Arthur P.J. Mol --
Part 5. Global governance. Introduction ; Rethinking global economic and social governance / José Antonio Ocampo ; The G20 and global governance / Ngaire Woods ; Transforming global governance? Structural deficits and recent developments in security and finance / David Held and Kevin Young.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Kaldor and Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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"The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising out of the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century. Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor begin with an expansive, balanced analysis of the global landscape and the factors contributing to the growth of insecurity. While earlier studies have touched on how globalization has increased economic insecurity and how geopolitical changes may have contributed to military insecurity, this volume looks for some common threads: in a globalized world without a global government, with a system of global governance not up to the tasks, how do we achieve security without looking inward and stepping back from globalization? In each of their areas of expertise, contributors seek answers to questions about how we achieve protection of those people who are most insecure without resorting to economic, military, or mafia protectionism. Some have suggested that the turmoil in the eurozone "proves" the deficiencies in the welfare state. This book argues that the superior performance of the Scandinavian countries arises from their superior systems of social protection, which allow their citizens to undertake greater risk and more actively participate in globalization. Others suggest that we can address terrorism or transnational crimes through the strengthening of borders or long distance wars. This book develops the proposition that such approaches have the opposite effect and that only through spreading the kind of human security experienced in well-ordered societies can these dangers be managed. This book also examines how these global changes play out not only in the relations among countries and the management of globalization but at every level of our society-- most importantly in our cities, especially with increasing urbanization. It explores the potential for cities to effectively ensure personal security, promote political participation, and protect the environment."--Publisher's website.

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