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Complex Sovereignty: Reconstituting Political Authority in the Twenty-First Century

Complex Sovereignty: Reconstituting Political Authority in the Twenty-First Century

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The way humanity governs itself is today changing very rapidly. Profound transformations in structures of political authority are underway in Europe, North America, and beyond. Nation-states remain central, but they cannot address the most pressing problems facing their own citizens without moving away from traditional understandings of sovereignty itself. Complex Sovereignty contends that just such a movement is underway.

Editors Edgar Grande and Louis W. Pauly and the contributors to this volume elucidate the meaning of 'complex sovereignty' through a set of conceptual and empirical studies including governance in the European Union and North America, the emergence of private-public partnerships, the adaptation of established international organizations, and the search for innovative mechanisms to manage risk. They reveal a fascinating and vitally important struggle to give coherence to a complicated governing system of multiple and overlapping hierarchies. This is an original, collaborative study crossing the disciplines of political science, international relations, sociology, and political economy.



Author: Edgar Grande
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Published: 03/01/2007
Pages: 348
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.17lbs
Size: 9.03h x 6.01w x 0.88d
ISBN: 9780802095282

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Edgar Grande is a professor of political science at the University of Munich.

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