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Macmillan Higher Education

Rethinking the New World Order

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Palgrave

Pages: 264
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Rethinking World Politics

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Hardcover - 9781137483256

23 September 2016

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23 September 2016

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The end of the Cold War gave rise to much talk of a 'new' global order and debate about just how new or orderly it was and would be. Attempts to analyse the nature of this order have been many and various. This important new...

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The end of the Cold War gave rise to much talk of a 'new' global order and debate about just how new or orderly it was and would be. Attempts to analyse the nature of this order have been many and various. This important new text assesses the main approaches and offers its own analysis arguing that, while chaos and raw anarchy are not on the cards, each of the major domains of power - security, economics, institutions and values - contains elements of potentially major instability. Interstate war may be receding, but there are no simple solutions to comprehensive violent conflict inside fragile states, and the non-democratic great powers continue to have major regional ambitions. There is a global liberal market economy, but it is increasingly unequal and its financial infrastructure remains fragile and crisis-prone. There is a comprehensive set of international institutions but they are rather weak and in need of reform. Liberal values are nominally endorsed by most states but they are in internal conflict and make up no firm basis for a stable world order. Finally, world order is threatened from within because the social compacts, political infrastructures, and national economic capacities of many states will decline. This will have negative consequences for the willingness to bring about effective global governance. The result may be a destructive dynamic which might take us towards a Hobbesian world in ways which Hobbes himself had never imagined.

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  • An authoritative but accessible reassessment of the post Cold War world order by a leading scholar?
  • Provides broad coverage of the main theories and of each of the major domains of power security, economics, institutions and values?
  • Steers a careful course between the oversimplification of attempts to understand the current world order in terms of 'one big thing' and the obscuring of its key dimensions in webs of excessive complexity

Introduction
1. Debating the Post-Cold War World Order
2. The Fragility of States
3. The Decreasing Importance of Interstate War
4. The Distribution of Power and World Order
5. Security : Intervention, Order and Legitimacy
6. Economics : the Dynamics of Globalization
7. Institutions : Governance of Gridlock?
8. Values : a Victory of Crisis of Liberalism?
9 : Conclusion.

“Georg Sørensen’s Rethinking the New World Order picks up many of those central themes and provides an elegant account of the nature and inherent tensions of global order a quarter century after the cold war. … Rethinking the New World Order should be read by all hedgehogs and foxes with an interest in today’s world disorder because, ultimately, it is only the enlightened collaboration between them that can save us from a far fiercer creature, the black swan.” (Jochen Prantl, Ethics and International Affairs, May, 2017)
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Georg Sørensen is Professor of International Politics and Economics, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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Georg Sørensen is Professor of International Politics and Economics, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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