Enhancing Global Governance: Towards a New Diplomacy? by Andrew F. Cooper, John English, Ramesh Thakur

By Andrew F. Cooper, John English, Ramesh Thakur

This quantity analyses the capacity during which international governance were promoted by way of cutting edge diplomatic practices. The impetus for a brand new international relations has emerged no longer from conventional channels, yet via a chain of cross-cutting coalitions between like-minded states and civil society. The query of ways those substitute management kinds were expressed throughout the United international locations procedure, including an assessment of the effect they've got completed, presents the elemental subject of this article. Following an summary of the frustrations about the nature of management from the UN protection Council, specialists examine the way during which cutting edge diplomatic practices performed out in major case stories: the improvement of the Ottawa Treaty to prohibit anti-personnel landmines and the crusade to set up a global court docket. The e-book then studies the applying of latest international relations methods fairly within the program of codes of behavior that might have an effect on either states and worldwide enterprise, after which in chosen components of the improved safety time table, together with baby infantrymen and the exportation of diamonds from components of clash.

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25. Claude, note 23 above. 26. Caron, note 2 above, p. 556. 27. Karen Mingst defines legitimacy as ‘‘the moral and legal right to rule, which is based on law, custom, heredity, or the consent of the governed’’. See glossary in Mingst, note 10 above, p. 269. 28. Caron, note 2 above, p. 558, note 24. 29. Ian Hurd, ‘‘Legitimacy, Power, and the Symbolic Life of the Security Council’’, paper presented to the 1999 ISA Conference (updated May 2000), p. 3. 30. Caron, note 2 above, p. 554. 31. Authority is the power or right to enforce obedience irrespective of the goodwill of those who are subjugated to the authority.

The European Union has developed into a major economic powerhouse. Some states have acquired nuclear power capability (Israel, India, Pakistan). Others seem to be on the verge of doing so. These new balances of relations between and within continents cannot be ignored when discussing the possible recomposition of the UNSC. Improve the democratic character of the Council. This means reducing e´litist claims and positions of privilege over time, and raises questions about the need for the veto power within the Council.

Caron, note 2 above, p. 553. 18. See Erskine Childers, ‘‘Gulf Crisis Lessons for the UN’’, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 129 (1992); Peter J. Fromuth, ‘‘The Making of a Security Community: The United Nations after the Cold War’’, Journal of International Affairs 341 (1993), p. 363. 19. Badi M. Ali, ‘‘White House Plays the Libya Card’’, New York Times, 5 May 1992, p. A18. 20. See W. Andy Knight and Kassu Gebremariam, ‘‘UN Intervention and Peacebuilding in Somalia: Constraints and Possibilities’’, in W.

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