Arguing Global Governance : Agency, Lifeworld and Shared Reasoning
Providing a unified theoretical framework, the contributors to this volume utilise argumentation research, broadening the concept by identifying the concerns about agency, lifeworld and shared reasoning that different strands of argumentation research have in common. Furthermore, they develop the concept of argumentative deontology in order to make sense of the processes through which argumentation comes to shape global governance.
Empirically, the book demonstrates how ideas define actors' interests, shape their interactions with each other, and ground intentions for collective action. Normatively, it provides an excellent theoretical platform for unveiling less visible manifestations of power in global politics and thereby improves our understandings of the ethical implications of global ordering.
Addressing topical issues such as conflict and inter-civilizational dialogue, decision-making in international regimes and organizations, the World Social Forum, the Women's Environment and Development Organization and Tobin Tax, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of argumentation theory, globalization and global governance
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 155.96 x 233.93 x 17.02mm | 453.59g
- 23 Jun 2014
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 7 Line drawings, black and white; 8 Tables, black and white; 7 Illustrations, black and white
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`Though there is widespread agreement that many of the most pressing problems confronting the world require global solutions, there is far less agreement about the authority and ability of the agencies of global governance to provide them. The contributors to this innovative collection suggest that an answer lies in the power of argument to provide collectively binding common norms and goals that can transcend the myopia, self-interest and cultural misunderstandings that stand in the way of concerted action. A fruitful combination of theoretical and empirical enquiry, whereby a general framework is explored through a number of case studies, this collection offers a powerful and exemplary exploration of one of the most urgent challenges confronting international politics today.' - Richard Bellamy, University College London, UK
About Corneliu Bjola
Corneliu Bjola is University Lecturer and a Fellow of St. Cross College at the University of Oxford.