A Possible World
Democratic Transformation of Global Institutions
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Possible World by Heikki Patomaki
Book DescriptionAs globalization proceeds apace international law, and the scope and powers of international institutions - the United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization - continue to grow. If democratic values are still an aspiration of the 21st century, then their deficit at international level must be addressed. Patomaki and Teiveinen survey the range of proposals now on the table. Ruling nothing out, they emphasis feasibility. While democratic advances do not come without political mobilization, there is little point mobilizing people for the utopian and unrealizable. This informative, thought-provoking book will be of use both to students of International Relations and Political Science, and also to campaigners concerned with the existing inequitable and unaccountable international arrangements.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842774076
(215mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Heikki Patomaki
Great Eurozone Disaster, Paperback (March 2013)
Patomaki presents a radical new vision for 'global economic democracy' as the only viable way out of the current crisis.
Political Economy of Global Security, Paperback (June 2008)
What are the possibilities for and conditions of global security in the 21st century? This book provides a study of future wars, crises and transformations of the global political economy. It brings together economic theory, political economy, peace and conflict research, philosophy and historical analogy to explore alternatives for the future.
After International Relations, Paperback (December 2001)
This work articulates a systematic critical realist response to a quest for more emancipatory methodologies in international relations. Heikki Patomaki here establishes a way out of the international relations problematic which has puzzled so many thinkers and scholars since the 1800s.
Democratising Globalisation, Paperback (August 2001)» View all books by Heikki Patomaki
This study makes the case for the Tobin tax, and develops the novel idea of a Tobin tax organization (TTO) to implement it..
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Author Biography - Heikki Patomaki
Dr. Heikki Patomaki is Professor of International Relations at the University of Helsinki, and formerly Professor of World Politics and Economy at Nottingham Trent University. He is also Research Director of the Network Institute for Global Democratization. He recently published Democratising Globalisation: The Leverage of the Tobin Tax (Zed Books, 2001) and After International Relations: Critical Realism and the (re)Construction of World Politics (2002). Dr. Teivo Teivainen is Director of the Program on Democracy and Global Transformation at the San Marcos University in Lima, Peru. He published Enter Economism, Exit Politics: Experts, Economic Policy and the Damage to Democracy (Zed 2002).
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