Global Governance: Ethics and Economics of the World Order

Front Cover
Meghnad Desai, Paul Redfern
A&C Black, Jan 1, 1995 - Business & Economics - 230 pages
This is the first volume arising from the work of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, based at the London School of Economics. Governance in this context should not be confused with government; it is not the idea of one-world government which is being revived. Global governance as a concept and as a programme needs to be defined in the context of four pillars: post-mural; post-imperial; post-Keynesian; and post-industrial. The two political pillars - the post-mural and the post-imperial - define the constraints on the UN system. The two economic pillars run across the political, and are reconstituting the world in a way more radical than the political. This volume examines the ethical, ecological and economics issues emerging from the changing global order.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Some Thoughts On Our Current
22
The Provision and Financing of Universal Public Goods
39
Governance and the Global Commons
60
Measuring Human Rights
94
Reasons
133
Cultural Dialogue in Human Rights
177
Rights Rules and World Order
190
A Philosophical View
219
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

MEGHNAD DESAI was born in Vadodara, Gujarat, and received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Bombay. He went to the US in 1961 where he completed a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. He taught economics from 1965 to 2003 at the London School of Economics, where he now holds the post of Professor Emeritus. He has authored over twenty books and two hundred articles. His recent books include Marx's Revenge: Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism; Nehru's Hero: Dilip Kumar in the Life of India; Development and Nationhood: Essays on the Political Economy of South Asia; Rethinking Islamism: Ideology of the New Terror; and a novel, Dead on Time. Meghnad Desai has been an active member of the British Labour Party since 1971. He was made Lord Desai of St Clement Danes in 1991, and was awarded the Bharatiya Pravasi Puraskar in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2008. He divides his time between London, Delhi and Goa.

Bibliographic information