Global Governance from Regional Perspectives: A Critical View

I Critical Approaches to Global Governance Global Governance from Regional Perspectives. A Critical ViewIntroductionGlobal Governance in the Twenty-First CenturyDefinitions: What is Global Governance?The Democratic Deficit of Global GovernanceA Plural Global GovernanceCultural Perspectives in Global Governance: The Contents of This BookReferencesCan the Study of Global Governance Be Decentred?Global Governance and Western DominanceThe Limits of CritiqueThe Way ForwardReferencesMeasuring (Global) Governance. The Potential, the Practical, and the Problematic Assessment of Governance within and beyond the StateThe Potential Assessment: Conceptualizing 'Governance' and Defining the 'Global'—What Is the Reality to Be Measured?The Practical Assessment: Governance Indicators and Indices—What is Measured and How?The Problematic Assessment: Shortcomings in Measuring (Global) Governance—What Is Difficult to Be Measured?Concluding RemarksReferencesDemocracy and Global Governance. The Internal and External LeversWhat Are the Objectives of Democratic Global Governance?What is Democratic Global Governance?Who is Entitled to Assess Internal Democracy?The Internal LeverUse 10s Rather Than Secretive Governance AgreementsThe Creation of International Parliamentary Assemblies (IPAs)Give More Voice to International Judicial DevicesOpening Access to NGOs and Civil SocietyThe External LeverThe External Lever in the European UnionThe External Lever in Latin AmericaWhen the External Lever Does Not Work: The League of Arab StatesWhat Can Be Done to Make the External Lever More Effective?Explicit commitment of IOs for democratic consolidation.Use IGOs to develop linkages across civil societies. Greater use of the incentives provided by IGOs.Equal respect among members.ConclusionsReferencesII Regional Perspectives on Global Governance A Perspective from the Middle East. Governance and the Problem of KnowledgeIntroductionThe Current State of Affairs—the Arab Spring and the Iraqi Experience as Historical Junctures in GovernanceGlobal Governance and the Processes of Translation—The Necessity of AbstractionA Problem of RepresentationA Cultural Perspective?ConclusionsReferencesAn African Perspective on Global GovernanceIntroductionNature of Relational GovernancePractising Relational GovernanceIllustrations of Relational Governance in AfricaIssue I: African Agency in Global GovernanceIssue II: Security GovernanceIssue III: Human Rights GovernanceConclusionsReferencesA Russian Perspective on Global GovernanceUnderstanding Global Governance in RussiaRussia's Relations with the West and Attempts to Become a Global Actor AgainRussia's Efforts to Strengthen Non-Western StructuresCultural and Value Bases for Russian Resistance to Globalization and the Global Governance StructureConclusionsReferencesGlobal Governance with Chinese Characteristics?IntroductionChinese Debate of Global GovernanceChina and Global Economic GovernanceChina in the WTOThe G20ConclusionsReferencesA 'Rashomon' Story. Latin American Views and Discourses of Global Governance and MultilateralismGlobal Governance through Multilateralism: Principles, Norms, and DiscoursesMultilateralism: Some Conceptual and Theoretical IssuesThe Power of Ideas: Explaining Identity, Discourses, and NarrativesThe 'Rashomon Effect': Explaining Differences in the Narratives About Multilateralism and Global GovernanceHegemonic Multilateralism: The USNormative Multilateralism: The EUThe Global South and Latin America: 'Defensive' and 'Revisionist' MultilateralismDefensive MultilateralismRevisionist MultilateralismThe Singularities of Latin American ApproachesBetween the 'Rashomon Effect' and Global Governance: Options and Dilemmas for Latin AmericaReferencesThe European Union and Global GovernanceIntroductionThe Political Culture of an Integrated EuropeThe Transformation of Interstate Relations in the European UnionThe Transformation of States in the EUEuropean Integration and Global GovernanceThe Development of the European Union's Global RoleThe EU Perspective on Global GovernanceA Multilateral Player in a Multipolar World?ConclusionWhither the EU's Role in Global Governance: Three ScenariosThe EU as an Experimental LaboratoryThe EU as One of the World's Gated CommunitiesThe EU as a Museum of Cultural HeritageConclusionsReferencesThe Debate on Global Governance in the United StatesIntroductionNarratives of Global GovernanceGlobal Governance in the United StatesThe Role of US and Global GovernanceUS Government, Institutions, and Global GovernanceUS Government and Global GovernanceInstitutional Programmes on Global GovernanceUS Governance in AfricaConclusionsReferencesPluralizing Global Governance. Achievements and Challenges AheadA Return to International Relations or National Perspectives of the Global?Advantages and Shortcomings of a Regional PerspectiveReifying Regional PerspectivesWho Are the Agents of Global Governance?References
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