This book focuses on global structures that are producing new patterns of North/South and rich/poor domination, as well as exerting dangerous pressures on the carrying capacities of the planet, arguing that any hopeful response to these threatening developments requires the fundamental revision of such basic ideas as sovereignty, democracy and security.
Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice at Princeton University. He has been a major contributor to the world order literature for more than three decades, and is one of the original members of the World Order Models Project. The WOMP was initiated in 1968, publishes the journal Alternatives, sponsored a series of books entitled "Preferred Worlds for the 1990s", and received the UNESCO peace education prize several years ago.
Preface. Introduction. 1. From Geopolitics to Humane Governance: A Necessary Journey. 2. A Triple Indictment of Inhumane Governance. 3. Sovereignty: A Twisting Path from Modernism. 4. The Democratizing Imperative. 5. Security for Humane Governance. 6. The Stuggle Against Globalization from Above. 7. In Pursuit of Humane Governance: Building Hope in the Coming Era of Geogovernance. 8. The Essential Vision: A Normative Project to Achieve Humane Governance. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index.