The Idea of Global Civil Society
Ethics and Politics in a Globalizing Era
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Idea of Global Civil Society by Randall D. Germain
Book DescriptionThis book evaluates the claim that in order to explore the changing social foundations of global power relations today, we need to include in our analysis an understanding of global civil society, particularly if we also wish to raise ethical questions about the changing political and institutional practices of transnational governance. Bridging the normative concerns of political theorists with the historical and institutional focus of scholars of international relations and international political economy, this book is of broad interest to students and researchers concerned with international relations, civil society, global governance and ethics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415429795
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Randall D. Germain
Global Politics and Financial Governance, Paperback (November 2010)
The financial crisis prompted many to ask how financial systems from America and Iceland to Russia and Hungary could have been so misgoverned that their near collapse plunged the entire world into recession. Randall Germain assesses what needs to be done, and by whom, to avoid a repetition of what he calls the 'great freeze'.
Idea of Global Civil Society, Hardback (December 2004)
This volume deepens our understanding of the normative tensions central to the way in which governance is changing under globalization, and illuminates the political realities which governance confronts.
Globalization and its Critics, Hardback (October 1999)
This book challenges the claim that globalization is a clearly understood phenomenon whose effects are well known and easily accounted for.
International Organization of Credit, Paperback (October 1997)» View all books by Randall D. Germain
Randall Germain explores the changing political economy of finance at the global level.
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Author Biography - Randall D. Germain
Randall D. Germain is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University, Canada. He is the author of The International Organization of Credit: states and global finance in the world-economy (Cambridge University Press, 1997), and the editor of Globalization and Its Critics: perspectives from political economy (Palgrave, 2000). He has also published in journals such as The European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Review of International Political Economy, and Global Governance. Michael Kenny is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he has taught since 1993. Before that he was a Lecturer in Politics at the Queen's University, Belfast, 1990-3. His principal research interests are in the fields of Anglo-American political thought and intellectual history. He has authored a study of the political ideas of the British New Left (Lawrence and Wishart 1995) and co-authored a guide to Anglophone literature on the history of political thought (with R.Eccleshall, Routledge, 1995). He is the co-editor of volumes on political theory and environmental policy (with J.Meadowcroft, Routeldge, 2000); and discourses of decline in British political thought (with R.English, Macmillan, 2000). He is the author of a number of scholarly papers, including studies of: the political theory of Isaiah Berlin; social democratic thought and the politics of New Labour; the political ideas of Edward Thompson; and (with Dr R.Germain) the uses/abuses of Antonio Gramsci in International Relations theory. He is author of 'Political Theory and the Politics of Identity' (forthcoming Polity Press, 2004).
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