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Far from being another short-lived buzzword, "globalization" refers to real changes. These changes have profound impacts on culture, economics, security, the environment --and hence on the fundamental challenges of governance. This book asks three fundamental questions: How are patterns of globalization currently evolving? How do these patterns affect governance? And how might globalism itself be governed? The first section maps the trajectory of globalization in several dimensions --economic, cultural, environmental, and political. For example, Graham Allison speculates about the impact on national and international security, and William C. Clark develops and evaluates the concepts of "environmental globalization." The second section examines the impact of globalization on governance within individual nations (including China, struggling countries in the developing world, and the industrialized democracies) and includes Elaine Kamarck's assessment of global trends in public-sector reform. The third section discusses efforts to improvise new approaches to governance, including the role of non-governmental institutions, the global dimensions of information policy, and Dani Rodrik's speculation on global economic governance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815764076
ISBN-10: 0815764073
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph S. Nye

Joseph S. Nye is University Distinguished Service Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and a former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs and chair of the National Intelligence Council, Massachusetts, USA. John D. Donahue is Raymond Vernon Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, USA.

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