This comprehensive Companion analyses the relevance of the OECD as a transnational policy maker, idea broker and standard setter. Bringing together diverse disciplines and methodologies, it establishes the influence of the OECD on modern understandings of governance.
With novel insights into the ambitions and objectives behind President Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission, this innovative book elucidates how the Commission has transcended the concept of ‘ever closer union’ in its attempts to adopt a future-proof EU reform agenda in the highly contested fields of migration and economic policy.
Offering a concise and coherent look at geopolitics and security in the Arctic, this book analyses how the High North has become central to the security interaction between NATO and Russia, and between China and the United States. Featuring contributions from top scholars in the field, this insightful it also highlights the key issues surrounding the formation of Norwegian foreign and security policy in the north.
This timely Handbook examines the causes, costs and consequences of state fragility, advancing key debates in the field. Demonstrating the multidimensionality of fragility by applying diverse theories and methodologies, it provides new insights on effective policy development and application in the context of fragile states.
This insightful book investigates the role of the UN Secretariat in an era of significant global power shifts. It argues that though UN staff can shape political outcomes towards their own ideals and the UN’s institutional mission, their powers are limited by member states seeking to influence and control the Secretariat.
This illuminating book is a republican critique of the current system of global
governance and its failure to address key global problems. With a republican account
of international political theory which transcends these prevailing forms of global
governance, it develops republican forms of leadership and citizenship to inform the
creation of a stronger system of formal international organisations.
This timely book introduces the tourist as a non-state actor on the international political stage. Discussing the ways in which tourism has enabled political dynamics to unfold and shape political affairs, Katerina Antoniou suggests how tourist activity can be used to foster inclusive and empowering political conduct.
Using a range of calculative devices, (Mis)managing Macroprudential Expectations
explores the methods used by central banks to predict and govern the tail risks that
could impact financial stability. Through an in-depth case study, the book utilises
empirically-informed theoretical analysis to capture these low-probability and
high-impact events, and offers a novel conceptualisation of the role of risk
modelling within the macroprudential policy agenda.
This timely book scrutinises the mechanisms for guaranteeing respect for the rule of law in the European legal system. Focusing on external relations, it assesses the capacity of the EU to disseminate these values as a global actor and offers novel suggestions for how this capacity could be exercised more effectively.
Prompted by recent events in the EU’s international environmental cooperation, this
thought-provoking book explores the establishment and use of multilateral
environmental compliance mechanisms as part of the EU’s external environmental
action. Expanding upon current discussions in external relations law, this timely
book uses a doctrinal approach to analyse EU engagement with this key instrument of
treaty-based international environmental governance.