Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it

Paperback | April 30, 2014

byIan Goldin

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With rapid globalization, the world is more deeply interconnected than ever before. While this has its advantages, it also brings with it systemic risks that are only just being identified and understood. Rapid urbanization, together with technological leaps, such as the Internet, mean that weare now physically and virtually closer than ever in humanity's history. We face a number of international challenges - climate change, pandemics, cyber security, and migration - which spill over national boundaries. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the UN, the IMF, the World Bank - bodies created in a very different world, more than 60 years ago - areinadequate for the task of managing such risk in the 21st century. Ian Goldin explores whether the answer is to reform the existing structures, or to consider a new and radical approach. By setting out the nature of the problems and the various approaches to global governance, Goldin highlights the challenges that we are to overcome and considers a road map for thefuture.

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With rapid globalization, the world is more deeply interconnected than ever before. While this has its advantages, it also brings with it systemic risks that are only just being identified and understood. Rapid urbanization, together with technological leaps, such as the Internet, mean that weare now physically and virtually closer tha...

Professor Ian Goldin is the Director of the Oxford University's Oxford Martin School, Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. From 2001 to 2006 he was at the World Bank, first as Director of Policy and then as Vice President. He has published over fifty articles a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:April 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of acronyms and abbreviations1. New Global Governance Challenges2. Reconciling global, national, and local interests3. Rethinking Reform: nations, networks and knowledge4. The Power of One: The role of individuals5. What can be done?Bibliography

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`At a time when, as Ian Goldin argues, global politics is gridlocked, we need greater international co-operation than ever before - and the institutions to sustain it - in order to cope with the sort of problems from economic imbalances to the environment which individual nation states cannotovercome on their own. Ian Goldin shows why this is imperative and how it could be done.' Lord Chris Patten, Chancellor, University of Oxford