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Between Sovereignty and Global Governance

The United Nations, the State and Civil Society

  • Albert J. Paolini
  • Anthony P. Jarvis
  • Christian Reus-Smit

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Historical and Theoretical Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Security Dimension of Global Governance

  4. The Economic Dimension of Global Governance

  5. The Civil-Political Dimension of Global Governance

About this book


This book explores the nature and problems of global governance as we enter the next millennium. It focuses on the United Nations, the most ambitious experiment to date in multilateral management of world society. Leading scholars, policy-makers, and representatives of non-governmental organizations examine the economic, security, and civil political dimensions of governance, exploring the impact of changing global conditions on national, regional, and international institutions and processes of governance. They use the experience of the United Nations system to illuminate the nature and viability of sovereign and non-sovereign forms of governance in an era of rapid political, economic, cultural, strategic, and ecological change.


global governance globalization Governance government Institution International institutions intervention Policy sovereignty United Nations world order

Editors and affiliations

  • Albert J. Paolini
    • 1
  • Anthony P. Jarvis
    • 1
  • Christian Reus-Smit
    • 2
  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityAustralia

About the editors

Albert J. Paolini was Assistant Lecturer in International Relations at the La Trobe University. Anthony P. Jarvis is Lecturer in International Relations at the La Trobe University. Christian Reus-Smit is Lecturer in International Relations at Monash University.

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