"Divided nations: why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it" by Prof Ian Goldin

Past Event

02 June 2014, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Manor Road Building
University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

This book talk is organised by the Centre for International Studies at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford

Professor Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, asks do we need a radical new approach to global governance?

For more information and to register please contact Matthew Kennedy: matthew.kennedy@politics.ox.ac.uk

About the book

Published by Oxford University Press in 2013

With rapid globalisation, the world is more deeply interconnected than ever before. While this has its advantages, it also brings with it systemic risks that are only just being identified and understood. Rapid urbanisation, together with technological leaps mean that we are now physically and virtually closer than ever in humanity's history.

We face a number of international challenges - climate change, pandemics, finance, cyber security and migration - which spill over national boundaries. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the UN, the IMF, the World Bank - bodies created in a very different world, more than 60 years ago - are inadequate for the task of managing such risk in the 21st century.

Ian Goldin explores whether the answer is to reform existing structures, or to consider a new and radical approach. By setting out the nature of the problems and the various approaches to global governance, Goldin highlights the challenges that we are to overcome and considers a road map for the future.