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Future Multilateralism

The Political and Social Framework

  • Michael G. Schechter

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael G. Schechter
      Pages 1-11
  3. Security Issues

  4. Economy and Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Peter Harries-Jones, Abraham Rotstein, Peter Timmerman
      Pages 101-135
  5. Human Rights and Participation

  6. Representation and Accountability

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 312-319

About this book


The aim of this volume is to discuss the kinds of multilateralism that would be required to pursue some of the alternative projects of society, namely those which agree with some of the key normative commitments of the MUNS programme: non-violent means for dealing with conflict; social equity; protection of the biosphere; diffusion of power among social groups and societies. The strategies identified here are both 'top-down', ie: relying on conventional international institutions and 'bottom-up', ie: involving a new multilateralism grounded in civil society.


competition conflict economy global governance globalization Governance human rights Institution participation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael G. Schechter
    • 1
  1. 1.James Madison CollegeMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

About the editors

CLAUDE AKE At the time of his death in November 1996, a Visiting Professor of Political Science, Yale University WALDEN BELLO Co-director of Focus on the Global South at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok RICHARD A. FALK Professor of International Law and Practice at Princeton University PETER HARRIES-JONES Professor of Anthropology at York University in Toronto TARIQ OSMAN HYDER Pakistan's Ambassador to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan JAVIER M. IGUIÑIZ-ECHIVERRIA Professor of Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru W. ANY KNIGHT Teaches International Relations at Bishop's University ABRAHAM ROTSTEIN Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of Toronto KUMAR RUPESINGHE Secretary General of International Alert, an international non-governmental organization PETER TIMMERMAN Research Associate of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IES), University of Toronto RAIMO VÄYRYNEN Professor of Government and International Studies

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