Taming Global Governance Idea Chaos: A “Frontier Frame” for Recent Books

6. Law/Justice/Ethics/Human Rights
Law without Nations edited by Austin Sarat et al. of Amherst College examines ways in which the growing internationalization of law affects national law, the relationship between cosmopolitan legal ideas and understandings of national identity, and how law divorced from nations can clear the ground for a universal cosmopolitan vision.70 International Law: Contemporary Issues and Future Developments edited by Sanford R. Silverburg of Catawba University covers R2P and universal jurisdiction, international political economics, the International Court of Justice, humanitarian law, the environment, violence and terrorism, etc.71 International Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings edited by Charlotte Ku and Paul F. Diehl of University of Illinois shows the influence of law on political behavior, and discusses regulating use of force, protecting individual rights and the environment, management of the ocean and outer space commons, and the future evolution of the international legal system.72 The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics by Kathryn Sikkink of University of Minnesota asserts that, in the past three decades, state leaders have lost immunity from any accountability for human rights violations, and that this shift is changing the face of global politics.73
The Evolution of Human Rights: Visions Seen by Paul Gordon of University of Montana describes the human rights movement, the new Human Rights Council, the ICC, 2P doctrine, terrorism and torture, and activists in NGOs.74 International Human Rights  Law: An Introduction by David Weissbrodt of University of Minnesota and Connie de la Varga of University of San Francisco covers development of human rights as a domain of international law, emerging rights such as environmental health and peace, UN procedures, and regional systems.75 Human Rights and the Ethics of Globalization by Daniel E. Lee of Augustana College and Elizabeth J. Lee maps out philosophical foundations of an ethics of globalization and considers how to enforce global compliance with basic human rights standards.76 The Ethics of Global Governance edited by Antonio Franceschet of University of Calgary considers hard moral choices in a complex world order, humanitarian intervention,
ethical limits of democracy promotion, ethics of global economic governance, environmental ethics, and UN reform.77

7. Miscellaneous
The New Dynamics of Multilateralism: Diplomacy, International Organizations, and Global Governance edited by James P. Muldoon Jr. of the Rutgers University Center for Global Change and Governance et al., shows how diplomacy helps to transform the international system of governance, mechanisms of multilateralism, international secretariats, etc.78 Upgrading the EU’s Role as Global Actor by Michael Emerson of CEPS et al., focuses on improving the EU presence in the multilateral system of organizations and conventions of international law.79 Cross-Border Governance in Asia: Regional Issues and Mechanisms edited by G. Shabbir Cheema of the East-West Center et al., describes the growing list of cross-border issues addressed by strategic alliances at regional level.80 International Migration edited by Khalis Koser of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, considers global governance of migration, a new protection framework for survival migration, climate change
migration, Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor, and Policymaking in the European Union by Gregory Feldman of UBC sketches the EU’s emerging migration management apparatus that combines a “whirlwind of disparate policies” and attempts to harmonize legal channels for labor migrants.81, 82
Illustrative of single-purpose regimes, Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals: Challenges of Multilevel Management by Henrik Selin of Boston University suggests the future of the chemicals regime, under continuous development since the 1960s, as states and organizations collaborate at different governance levels to mitigate related health and environmental problems; four multilateral treaties form the core of the regime, e.g. the 1989 Basel Convention and the 2001 Stockholm Convention.83 Global Compact International Yearbook 2010 reports on the UN Global Compact, begun in 2000 to shape corporate responsibility, which now has over 7,300 business and non-business participants.84 The Politics of Space Security by James Clay Moltz of the Naval Postgraduate School considers trends in military space developments and the need for all countries to commit to interdependent, environmentally-focused space activity.85 In contrast to evolving and prospective regimes,
the global drug control regime has markedly failed, according to War on Drugs: Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which states that “fundamental reforms in national and global drug control policies are urgently needed,” transforming the global drug prohibition regime with fiscally responsible policies grounded in science, health, security, and human rights (members of the Commission include Kofi Annan, George Schultz, and former presidents, of Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico).86 Governing Universities Globally:  Organizations, Regulation and Rankings by Roger King of the Open University and LSE describes the growing influence of global regulatory governance on universities and national higher education systems.87

70. Stanford University Press, Jan 2011, 256p
71. Westview Press, Feb 2011, 640p
72. Rienner, 3rd edition, 2009, 509p
73. W.W. Norton, Sept 2011, 342p
74. University of Pennsylvania Press, 3rd Edition, Feb 2011, 480p
75. University of Pennsylvania Press, Aug 2010, 448p
76. Cambridge University Press, Nov 2010, 224p
77. Rienner, 2009, 205p
78. Westview Press, Sept 2010, 352p
79. Center for European Policy Studies, Jan 2011, 100p
80. UNU Press, Dec 2010, 300p
81. Global Governance Special Issue, 16:3, July-Sept 2010
82. Stanford University Press, Oct 2011, 264p
83. MIT Press, March 2010, 240p
84. United Nations, Aug 2010, 194p
85. Stanford University Press, Aug 2011, 408p
86. Global Commission, June 2011, 24p
87. Elgar, 2009, 256p

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