Description - From Empire to Community by Amitai Etzioni
From Empire to Community challenges both the notion that Western civilization is bound to clash with other civilizations and that we are reaching the 'end of history', in which the whole world will start to look like an American suburb. It outlines which values both the West and the East are bringing to a new global normative synthesis, which in turn will guide the formation of a new global architecture. The book explores to what extent a new world order can rest on 'governance without government' (on UNGOs, informal norms, and the evolving global civil society), regional associations (especially the EU), supranational bodies (such as the ICC ) and above all the UN. PART A: THE EMERGING GLOBAL NORMATIVE SYNTHESIS Basic Contours Specific Elements of the Synthesis Containing Capitalism Moral Dialogues Implications for American (and Western) Foreign Policy In Conclusion PART B: A NEW SAFETY ARCHITECTURE Hobbesian vs. Lockean Global Agendas Mission Appetite Shaving National Soveriegnty: For What? PART C: BEYOND GLOBAL SAFETY The Old System is Overloaded 'Governance Without Government' New Global Authorities Supranational Bodies Tommorrow the World?
Politics; International Relations; Development Studies
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St Martin's Press
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Author Biography - Amitai Etzioni
Amitai Etzioni is the Founder and Director of the Communitarian Network and University Professor at The George Washington University, USA. He served as a Senior Advisor to the White House and President of the American Sociological Association. He taught Sociology at Columbia University, Harvard Business School, and University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of 22 books, including The New Golden Rule, Political Unification Revised and My Brother's Keeper: A Memoir and a Message. A recent study listed him as one of the United States' leading hundred public intellectuals.