The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance by Joseph E. StiglitzThe Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance by Joseph E. Stiglitz

The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance

EditorJoseph E. Stiglitz, Mary Kaldor

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The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising from 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. Whereas 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 task, 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 Scandinavian countries arises from their superior systems of social protection, which allow their citizens to undertake greater risk and more actively participate in globalization. Some 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 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, especially in our cities. It explores the potential for cities to ensure personal security, promote political participation, and protect the environment in the face of increasing urbanization.

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank, and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton. His books include Making Globalization Work; Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy; The Pri...
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Title:The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global GovernanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pagesPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231156871

ISBN - 13:9780231156875

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AcknowledgmentsEditors' NoteIntroductionMary Kaldor and Joseph E. StiglitzPart 1: Social Protection Without ProtectionismIntroduction1. Social Protection Without Protectionism, by Joseph E. Stiglitz2. Scandinavian Equality: A Prime Example of Protection Without Protectionism, by Karl Ove Moene 3. Further Considerations on Social Protection, by Kemal Dervis, Leif Pagrotsky, George SorosPart 2: Protection from ViolenceIntroduction4. Global Security Cooperation in the Twenty-First Century, by G. John Ikenberry 5. Restructuring Global Security for the Twenty-First Century, by Mary Kaldor6. Recent Developments in Global Criminal Industries, by Misha Glenny Part 3: Environmental ProtectionIntroduction7. Sharing the Burden of Saving the Planet: Global Social Justice for Sustainable DevelopmentLessons from the Theory of Public Finance, by Joseph E. Stiglitz Appendixes to Chapter 78. Designing the Post-Kyoto Climate Regime, by Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. StavinsPart 4: Urbanizing the Challenges of Global GovernanceIntroduction9. A Focus on Cities Takes Us Beyond Existing Governance Frameworks, by Saskia Sassen 10. Violence in the City: Challenges of Global Governance, by Sophie Body-Gendrot 11. Cities and Conflict Resolution, by Tony Travers12. Cities and Global Climate Governance: From Passive Implementers to Active Co-Decision-Makers, by Kristine Kern and Arthur P. J. MolPart 5: Global GovernanceIntroduction13. Rethinking Global Economic and Social Governance, by José Antonio Ocampo14. The G20 and Global Governance, by Ngaire Woods15. Transforming Global Governance? Structural Deficits and Recent Developments in Security and Finance, by David Held and Kevin YoungContributors' Notes

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This is a near-perfect text for contemporary graduate courses outside any disciplinary 'box.'