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The quest for security: protection without protectionism and the challenge for global governance

Kaldor, Mary and Stiglitz, Joseph E., eds. (2013) The quest for security: protection without protectionism and the challenge for global governance. Columbia University Press, New York, USA. ISBN 9780231156868

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The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising out of the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century. Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor begin with an expansive, balanced analysis of the global landscape and the factors contributing to the growth of insecurity. While earlier studies have touched on how globalization has increased economic insecurity and how geopolitical changes may have contributed to military insecurity, this volume looks for some common threads: in a globalized world without a global government, with a system of global governance not up to the tasks, how do we achieve security without looking inward and stepping back from globalization? In each of their areas of expertise, contributors seek answers to questions about how we achieve protection of those people who are most insecure without resorting to economic, military, or mafia protectionism.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2013 Columbia University Press
Divisions: International Development
Conflict and Civil Society
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2013 15:46
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 01:22

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