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Palgrave Advances in Global Governance by J. Whitman

By J. Whitman

Palgrave Advances in worldwide Governance is an authoritative assortment dedicated to clarifying demonstrated understandings of world governance as a unique kind of political job. Ranging around the actors, arenas, potential and reasons of world governance, this incisive assortment brings order and readability to a burgeoning literature.

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While the latter was a product of Cold War bipolarity, the former has come into being in the context of governance in the twenty-first century 23 present-day multipolarity. In effect, the old regionalism was created on a top-down basis from the outside by the superpowers. The new regionalism, on the other hand, consists of more spontaneous processes from within that unfold largely on a bottom-up basis as the constituent states find common cause in a deepening interdependence. As one observer puts it, The process of regionalization from within can be compared with the historical formation of nations states with the important difference that a coercive centre is lacking in processes of regionalization which presuppose a shared intention among the potential members ....

In effect, the old regionalism was created on a top-down basis from the outside by the superpowers. The new regionalism, on the other hand, consists of more spontaneous processes from within that unfold largely on a bottom-up basis as the constituent states find common cause in a deepening interdependence. As one observer puts it, The process of regionalization from within can be compared with the historical formation of nations states with the important difference that a coercive centre is lacking in processes of regionalization which presuppose a shared intention among the potential members ....

9. 10. 11. 37 and Robert Huckfeldt, Eric Plutzer, and John Sprague, 'Alternative Contexts of Political Behavior: Churches, Neighborhoods, and Individuals,' Journal of Politics 55 (May 1993), pp. 365-381. Steven A. Rosell, Governing in an Information Society (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1992), p. 21. ' See, for example, Robert O. Keohane, 'International Institutions: Two Approaches,' International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 32 (December 1988), pp. 379-396; James G. March and Johan P.

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