Humane Governance

Humane Governance : Toward a New Global Politics

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This study contends that the forces of late modernism are being caught between a capital-driven globalization and a territorially-rooted revival of tribalism and ultra-nationalism. Its critical focus is on global structures that are producing new patterns of North/South and rich/poor domination, as well as exerting dangerous pressures on the carrying capacities of the planet. The book argues that any hopeful response to these threatening developments requires the fundamental revision of such basic ideas as sovereignty, democracy and security. These organizing conceptions of political life are being reshaped during this era of transition from a state-centric world of geopolitics to a more centrally-guided world of geogovernance. The book contends that geogovernance will have adverse consequences for the human condition unless it can be mainly constructed by transnational democratic forces animated by a vision of humane governance. The character of this vision, and the politics of its realization, are set forth in the final chapters. "On Humane Governance" has been compiled as a report for the World Order Models Project (WOMP). Richard Falk is the author of "Explorations at the Edge of Time" and "Revitalizing International Law".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 7 figures, bibliography, index
  • 074561227X
  • 9780745612270

Table of contents

From geopolitics to humane governance - a necessary journey; a triple indictment of inhumane governance; sovereignty - a twisting path from modernism; the democratizing imperative; security for humane governance; the struggle against globalization from above - the world economy, the right of development and the democratic imperative; building hope in the coming era of geogovernance; the essential vision - a normative project to achieve humane more