New Power Politics
Good Governance, Political Conflict

The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance

Author(s): Deborah Avant, Lindsay Heger
Date: February 12, 2014
Publication Type: Conference Report
Research Topics: Good Governance, Political Conflict

Overview:

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.

This conference report is based on the second part of the series, held at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center at the University of Denver in March 2013.

Key Findings:

  • Governance is no longer the exclusive province of states
  • Much of the governance that goes on in today’s world is accomplished by various networks including some combination of national bureaucrats, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, transnational corporations, business associations, and civil society organizations.
  • Network analysis can shed light on how states and nonstate actors together contribute to governance outcomes in security issues.

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