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The Development of Global Legislative Politics

Rousseau and Locke Writ Global

  • Takashi Inoguchi
  • Lien Thi Quynh Le
Book

Part of the Trust book series (TRUST, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Global Social Contract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 3-7
    3. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 9-23
    4. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 25-31
    5. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 33-71
    6. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 73-85
  3. Global Quasi-legislative Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 89-90
    3. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 91-103
    4. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 105-123
  4. Three Varieties of Global Politics After the Cold War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 127-133
    3. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 135-145
    4. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 147-165
    5. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 167-177
    6. Takashi Inoguchi, Lien Thi Quynh Le
      Pages 179-197
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-288

About this book

Introduction

This book is the first systematic scientific study of global quasi-legislation. Taking public opinion and multilateral agreements as the international equivalent to national election and passing laws on the national scale, and extending nation-state concepts to a global society, it analyzes citizens' preferences and the state's willingness to enter into 120 multilateral treaties. After identifying the links as a first step toward conceptualizing quasi-legislative global politics, the book examines how each of the 193 states manifests quasi-legislative behavior by factor-analyzing six instrumental variables such as treaty participation index and six policy domains of multilateral treaties, including peace and trade. It then discusses global change between 1989 and 2008, and conceptually and empirically examines the three theories of global politics that originated during that period: the theory of power transition, theory of civilizational clash and theory of global legislative politics. Lastly, it proposes a theory of global legislative politics. Shedding fresh light on the transformative nature of multilateral treaties, this book attracts researchers and students in political philosophy, international law and international relations as well as practitioners and journalists.

Inoguchi and Le have developed a genuinely original perspective on world politics, one that opens up a new research agenda for thinking about state and global actors simultaneously.
-- Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

This is one of those books that warrant a global readership given its emphasis on the implied trust that we invest in public institutions as viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective.  
-- Richard J. Estes, Professor of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This book is innovative and distinctive in carving out a new way to look at “global legislative politics.”  I do not know of anything that compares in this interesting and novel niche of international relations analysis.
-- William R. Thompson, Distinguished Professor and Rogers Chair of Political Science Emeritus, Indiana University

Keywords

global social contract Jean-Jacques Rousseau John Locke global quasi-legislation direct democracy representative democracy politics of power transition politics of civilizational conflict politics of global legislative politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Takashi Inoguchi
    • 1
  • Lien Thi Quynh Le
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Asian CulturesJ.F. Oberlin UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.College of EconomicsHue UniversityHueVietnam

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9389-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9388-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9389-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-7679
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-7903
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