Towards a New Multilateralism: Cultural Divergence and Political Convergence?

AcknowledgmentsForewordA variety of paths towards modernizationConvergences and divergences in four intertwined policy fieldsClimate change/environmental protectionInternational tradeGlobal governance and multilateral peacekeepingHuman rightsIn place of a conclusionI Environmental policy, climate change, and ecological civilizationMeeting Sustainable Development Goals through a paradigm shift in the newly emerging world patternThe emerging world pattern and its implications for sustainable developmentA change in the global landscape for developmentA new vision for a sustainable futureA shift towards a new paradigm of ecological civilizationAccelerating the transformative processReferencesChina’s global ecological civilization and multilateral environmental governanceThe political and cultural meaning of the Chinese concepts of "ecological civilization" and "community of common destiny"China's practice of ecological civilization in multilateral environmental governance within the fields of climate change and biodiversityConclusionReferencesChinese power sector regulation: key lessons for developing nationsII Trade wars, economic cooperation, and social justiceThe crisis of international trade and its cultural and political implications: is the EU’s approach contributing to a renewal of multilateralism?Introduction: a dramatic change in global tradeMore than trade is at stake: the political and cultural implications of trade relationsArguments for unrestricted free tradeArguments against free tradeArguments for rules-based tradeWorldwide, multilateral trade has slowed, with potentially dire consequences for prosperity, peace, and global governanceReviving global trade by reforming the WTOObstacles to reforming the WTOReviving global trade through bilateralism and interregionalismThe new EU trade policy as a case study: how well has it been applied thus far?Trade and cultureConclusionsReferencesEU-China economic and trade relations in the hard times of the world economyHard times of the world economyThe EU's demarches in the context of the US-China trade warA new triplexity in the making?ReferencesTowards a comprehensive approach to trade and social justiceNot a novel issue: a few examplesTrade as a non-financial interaction among nationsAre there positive signs on the horizon?Five suggestionsConclusionReferencesIII Which global governance and multilateral peacekeeping?Multilateralism in crisis: a European perspectiveThe crisis of the global governance systemHow did the crisis come about?The crisis as a problem of legitimationWhat is to be done?NoteReferencesHuman security, climate change, and migration: a European perspectiveWhat are we talking about when we talk about security?What are we talking about when we talk about human security?Security and climate changeClimate change impacts on EuropeEU citizens' perceptions of, and attitudes on, climate changeThe EU's response to the climate crisisMigration, politics, and securityPressing migratory dynamicsThe EU's migration regimeConcluding remarksNoteReferencesIV Universalism versus relativism in protecting human rightsMultiple modernities and universal human rightsThe controversy of the first decadesThe new challengeThe Western genesisThe divide within the WestUniversality reconsideredA new dialogue?ReferencesHuman rights and a “garden” of human community in the post-globalization eraHuman dignity and rights viewed through the lens of intellectual historyThe institutionalization of human rights protection and cultural relativismThe political instrumentalization of cultural relativismDeclarations of human rights - a "garden" of cultural diversity for the protection of human rightsReferencesThe crisis of multilateralism and the future of human rightsThe crisis of multilateralismHuman rights and the liberal international orderThe state of the human rights regimeA new human rights regime?In conclusion: the relevance of pragmatismReferencesV Towards a new multilateralism: deepening the conceptual dimensionMultilateralism via inter-practicality: institutions and relationsPracticality and localness of background knowledgeIntra-practicality: endogenous intersubjectivity and continuityInter-practicality: mutuality and changeCoexistence of multiple practicesPractice internalismPractice as an open processHuman agency as the key factorNew multilateralism: of institutions and relationsConclusionReferences
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