Global Law and Global Governance: The UN's Role in Filling Gaps

Ramesh Thakur, Thomas Weiss

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    Abstract

    This chapter makes a case for global governance, i.e. collective problem-solving arrangements for challenges and threats that are beyond the capacity of a single state to address. It begins by examining the notion of global governance before parsing five “gaps” (knowledge, normative, policy, institutional, and compliance) in contemporary global governance that are the most insightful way to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the UN's past, present, and future roles. It then discusses the 2004 tsunami and global climate change to illustrate how this analytical lens works when examining a specific event and an issue-area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Global Community: Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence: Global Trends: Law, Policy & Justice
    Editors M. Cherif Bassiouni, Joanna Gomula, Paolo Mengozzi, John G. Merrils, Rafael Niet
    Place of PublicationNew York, USA
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Pages571-592
    ISBN (Print)9780199332304
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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