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Good Governance in the 21st Century

Conflict, Institutional Change, and Development in the Era of Globalization Edited by Joachim Ahrens, PFH Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen, Germany, the late Rolf Caspers, formerly EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht i. Gr., Wiesbaden and Janina Weingarth, PhD, University of Cologne Germany
This book explores the interdependences of economic globalisation, political tensions, and national policymaking whilst analysing opportunities for governance reform at both national and international levels. It considers how governance mechanisms can be fashioned in order to both exploit the opportunities of globalization and cope with the numerous potential conflicts and risks.
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Publication Date: 2011
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  • Development Economics
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This book explores the interdependences of economic globalization, political tensions, and national policymaking whilst analysing opportunities for governance reform at both national and international levels. It considers how governance mechanisms can be fashioned in order to both exploit the opportunities of globalization and cope with the numerous potential conflicts and risks.

The authors adopt a multidisciplinary approach based on various theories from economics, political science, sociology and law to provide new insights into globalization processes, their causes and effects and to further develop the understanding of, and interaction between globalization and governance. They underline the need to design innovative governance structures at national, regional, and global levels – an unalterable precondition to overcome political, cultural, and distributional conflicts in a globalizing world. In conclusion, the book prescribes development strategies to successfully manage and overcome the political, cultural and distributional conflicts arising in a globalizing world.

Highlighting the successes and failures of globalization, this challenging book will be warmly welcomed by scholars and researchers in various fields of economics including development economics, institutional economics, political economy, and the economics of transition. Those with an interest in regulation and governance, including policymakers and professionals in non-governmental organizations and development agencies will also find the book to be an invaluable tool.
Contributors: J. Ahrens, J. Altmann, R. Caspers, U. Diedrichs, G. Gürbey, D. Messner, G. Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, C. Roland, W. Ruf, I. Schäfer, P.-T. Stoll, J. Weingarth, W. Werner, A. Wiederer
Contents:

1. Governance, Development, and Institutional Change in Times of Globalization
Joachim Ahrens

PART I: CONFLICT AND COOPERATION
2. Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations − A Self-fulfilling Prophecy?
Werner Ruf

3. France and the Islamic World: Exterior and Interior Aspects of an Exceptional Relationship
Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet

4. The Role of Turkey: Secular Statehood and Islam
Gülistan Gürbey

5. The EU and the Middle East Conflict: Promoting Peace and Reform?
Isabel Schäfer

6. The European Union’s Foreign Policy: Regional Profile and Global Reach
Udo Diedrichs

PART II: NATIONAL STRATEGIES
7. Small Countries – Useful Lessons: Governance in EU Accession Countries and in East Asia
Joachim Ahrens

8. Successfully Catching Up: Non-Orthodox Economic and Governance Reforms in India and China
Christian Roland

9. Africa: Sad Proof that Institutions Do Matter
Janina Weingarth and Alfred Wiederer

10. On the African Development Tragedy
Jörn Altmann

PART III: NEWLY EMERGING GLOBAL ACTORS AND NETWORKS
11. The Beginning of the End of the Western-dominated World Order? On the Dynamics of the Rise of China and India
Dirk Messner

12. Globalization, Social Movement, and the Labor Market: A Transatlantic Perspective
Welf Werner

13. Global Governance and the Private Sector
Peter-Tobias Stoll

14. Regions in the World Economic Triangle
Dirk Messner

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