Global Governance: “A Philadelphia Moment”?Written by on May 7, 2014
An obvious puzzle for friends and foes of international cooperation is how to explain why order, stability, and predictability exist despite the lack of a central authority to address the planet’s problems. In short, how is the world governed in the absence of a world government?
The State of Maritime Piracy 2013Written by on May 7, 2014
Oceans Beyond Piracy has launched the fourth installment of its annual reports detailing the economic and human costs of African maritime piracy. The study, "The State of Maritime Piracy 2013," examines the costs incurred as a result of piracy occurring off the coast of Somalia, as well as in the Gulf of Guinea.
A Common Framework for Understanding Non-state OrganizationsWritten by on May 1, 2014
Understanding Governance, State of the World 2014 reportWritten by on April 29, 2014
"Understanding Governance" is Chapter 2 in the State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability by The Worldwatch Institute. This chapter provides an introduction to the existing research around the concept of governance.
Reducing Armed Violence with NGO GovernanceWritten by on April 3, 2014
A series of workshops convened by the One Earth Future Foundation and Rodney Bruce Hall (Oxford University) on the topic of the roles NGOs can play in contributing to peace and good governance resulted in the book Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance. This volume discusses whether – or the extent to which – NGOs can, as private actors, contri
The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security GovernanceWritten by on February 12, 2014
The workshop series “The New Power Politics: Networks, Governance, and Global Security” examined how various networks of state and non-state actors work to address the governance of security. Participants included internationally recognized scholars who research a wide range of contemporary security issues.
Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration: How Government, Business, and Non-Governmental Leaders Transform Complex Challenges into New PossibilitiesWritten by on November 26, 2013
A hallmark of the contemporary international system is the complexity of problems facing actors today. Yet creative facilitators can build bridges between a wide array of actors to address these most difficult challenges.
How to distinguish altruism from spite (and why we should bother)Written by on October 8, 2013
Social behavior is often described as altruistic, spiteful, selfish, or mutually beneficial. These terms are appealing, but it has not always been clear how they are defined and what purpose they serve.