Power and Responsibility
Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats
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Power and Responsibility by Bruce D. Jones
Book DescriptionThe aim of the Managing Global Insecurity project is to launch a reform effort of the global security system in 2009. That task is both ambitious and urgent...The time to act is now. --from the Foreword by Javier Solana The twenty-first century will be defined by security threats unconstrained by borders --from economic instability, climate change, and nuclear proliferation to conflict, poverty, terrorism, and disease. The greatest test of global leadership will be building partnerships and institutions for cooperation that can meet the challenge. Power and Responsibility describes how American leadership can rebuild international order to promote global security and prosperity for today's transnational world. Power & Responsibility establishes a new foundation for international security: "responsible sovereignty," or the notion that sovereignty entails obligations and duties toward other states as well as one's own citizens. Governments must cooperate across borders to safeguard common resources and tackle common threats. Power & Responsibility argues that in order to advance its own interests, the United States must learn to govern in an interdependent world, exercise leadership through cooperation, and create new institutions with today's traditional and emerging powers. The result of a collaborative project on Managing Global Insecurity, the book also reflects the MGI project's global dialogue --extensive consultations in the United States and in regions around the world as well as discussions with the MGI project's Advisory Group, composed of prominent U.S. and international figures. "The 2008 financial crisis has brought our global interconnectedness close to home. But economic insecurity is just one concern. Power and Responsibility provides a road map for building effective policies and legitimate global institutions to tackle today's suite of transnational challenges." --Kemal Dervi , administrator, UN Development Program
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815747062
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bruce D. Jones
Risk Pivot, Paperback (September 2014)
The last decade has seen a revolution in global energy. First, we saw explosive growth in demand from Asia's rising powers, which fueled fears about scarcity and conflict. But we've also seen an American revolution in technology and markets, resulting in a dramatic increase in supply. This book deals with this topic.
New Politics of Strategic Resources, Paperback (September 2014)
Since 2008, energy and food markets - those most fundamental to human existence - have remained in turmoil. This title examines the political dimensions of strategic resource challenges at the domestic and international levels. It includes chapters on major powers (United States, India, China) and key suppliers (Russia, Saudi Arabia).
Still Ours to Lead, Paperback (March 2014)
Is the United States still a "superpower"? How are the rising powers establishing themselves in international politics and security? What is the future of global stability? This book examines the tension between the impulse to rival the United States and the incentives for restraint and cooperation among the rising powers.
Shaping the Emerging World, Paperback (August 2013)» View all books by Bruce D. Jones
India faces a defining period. Its status as a global power is not only recognized but increasingly institutionalized, even as geopolitical shifts create both opportunities and challenges. Will India emerge as one of the shapers of the emerging international order? This volume seeks to answer that question.
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Author Biography - Bruce D. Jones
Bruce Jones is director of the Managing Global Insecurity initiative, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA, and director of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, USA. Carlos Pascual is the United States ambassador to Mexico and former vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, USA. Stephen John Stedman is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former assistant secretary general and special adviser to the secretary general of the United Nations.
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