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On Humane Governance
Toward a New Global Politics
This book focuses 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, arguing that any hopeful response to these threatening developments requires the fundamental revision of such basic ideas as sovereignty, democracy and security.
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  • November 1995
  • 304 pages
  • 155 x 229 mm / 6 x 9 in
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Table of Contents


1. From Geopolitics to Humane Governance: A Necessary Journey.

2. A Triple Indictment of Inhumane Governance.

3. Sovereignty: A Twisting Path from Modernism.

4. The Democratizing Imperative.

5. Security for Humane Governance.

6. The Stuggle Against Globalization from Above.

7. In Pursuit of Humane Governance: Building Hope in the Coming Era of Geogovernance.

8. The Essential Vision: A Normative Project to Achieve Humane Governance.


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About the Author
Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice at Princeton University. He has been a major contributor to the world order literature for more than three decades, and is one of the original members of the World Order Models Project. The WOMP was initiated in 1968, publishes the journal Alternatives, sponsored a series of books entitled "Preferred Worlds for the 1990s", and received the UNESCO peace education prize several years ago.
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"With impressive sweep, Professor Falk provides a lucid account of late twentieth-century international trends and what he sees as the state-centric and market-driven orientation of global governance. He is cogently critical of the human and environmental impact of prevailing geopolitical forces. Fearful about losing the opportunity to reshape world order presented by teh end of the cold War, he calls for a more 'humane governence' ... an engaging contribution to the debate on the future of a global order." Ismat Kittani, Special adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

"This book makes a worthwhile contribution to the growing number of loosely linked neo-idealist texts produced since the end of the Cold War." Political Studies

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