On Global Order: Power, Values, and the Constitution on by Andrew Hurrell

By Andrew Hurrell

How is the realm geared up politically? How should still or not it's equipped? What varieties of political association are required to accommodate such worldwide demanding situations as weather swap, terrorism or nuclear proliferation? Drawing on paintings in overseas legislation, diplomacy and international governance, this publication presents a transparent and wide-ranging advent to the research of worldwide political order--how styles of governance and institutionalization in global politics have already replaced; what an important demanding situations are; and what the way in which ahead could glance like.

The first part develops 3 analytical frameworks: an international of sovereign states able to merely restricted cooperation; a global of ever-denser overseas associations embodying the belief of a world group; and an international within which worldwide governance strikes past the kingdom and into the nation-states of markets, civil society and networks. half II examines 5 of an important matters dealing with modern overseas society: nationalism and the politics of id; human rights and democracy; struggle, violence and collective defense; the ecological problem; and the administration of financial globalization in a hugely unequal global. half III considers the assumption of an rising multi-regional procedure; and the image of worldwide order outfitted round US empire. the belief seems to be on the normative implications. If foreign society has certainly been altering within the methods mentioned during this e-book, what ought we to do? And, nonetheless extra crucially, who's the 'we' that's to be on the centre of this force to create a morally higher international?

This ebook is anxious with the destiny of overseas society in an period of globalization and the facility of the inherited society of sovereign states to supply a virtually doable and normatively applicable framework for international political order. It lays specific emphasis at the diversified types of international inequality and the issues of legitimacy that those create and at the demanding situations posed via cultural range and cost conflict.

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28 In the eighteenth century, writers on international society often spoke of Europe as a grande république united by what Gibbon called ‘a general resemblance of religion, language and manner’. In the 26 Amartya Sen, Inequality Reexamined (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), xi. For an account of how Enlightenment ‘universalism’ can be read in this way, see Sankar Muthu, Enlightenment against Empire (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003). 28 For Wight, ‘a state-system will not come into being without a degree of cultural unity amongst its members’, or, more strongly, ‘a states-system presupposes a common culture’, Martin Wight, Systems of States (Leiciester, UK: Leicester University Press, 1977), 3 and 46.

Beck, [1922] 1963); Arnold Toynbee, A Study of History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1934); and W. H. McNeill, The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community (Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press, 1963) and his biography of Toybnee, Arnold J Toynbee: A Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989). See also Ian Hall’s analysis of Toynbee’s influence on Martin Wight, The International Thought of Martin Wight (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2006), esp. chs. 3 and 6. 43 Frameworks normative appeal of viewing global order in terms of civilizations and cultural entities.

Had international society outgrown the European or Western culture upon which it was once founded, and if so, what cultural foundations, if any, could it be said to have? 31 In the post–Cold War world, much attention has been given to the notion of a cultural backlash against Westernization, whether manifested as part of the anti-globalization movement or as one element in a radicalized, anti-Western Islamism. Much attention has also been given to the intensification of struggles for cultural recognition and the sharpening of the politics of identity (the subject of Chapter 5).

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