Humanity at Risk The Need for Global Governance

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-10-24
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Humanity at Risk compares diverse approaches to the theme of global threats using the tools of philosophy, critical theory, and political thought alongside more practical, socio-political observations. By defining the idea of "global risk" more specifically, Editors Innerarity and Solana, and their contributors, believe we can understand how these risks should be evaluated, predicted, and managed within the framework of democratic societies.The goal of this book is to highlight more precisely the necessity, in the face of new global risks, for new governance at a national, European, and global level.

Author Biography

Daniel Innerarity is Professor of political and social philosophy and Ikerbasque researcher at the University of the Basque Country. A member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts headquartered in Salzburg, he was a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Munich, and visiting professor at the University of Paris 1-Sorbonne.

Javier Solana is President of ESADE Business School's new Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics and distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution. He is also a Spanish politician who, between 1999 and 2009, served in Spain under Felipe González; as Secretary General of NATO; as the European Union's High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy; as Secretary General of the Council of the European Union; and as Secretary-General of the Western European Union.

Table of Contents


Daniel Innerarity: Governing Global Risks

Section I: Global Risks and Risk Society
Chapter 1. Ulrich Beck: Living in and Coping with a World Risk Society
Chapter 2. Edgar Grande: Global Risks and Preventive Governance
Chapter 3. Michael Zürn: World Risk Society and National Democracy
Chapter 4. Daniel M. Weinstock: (How) Do We Need to Change Political Philosophy to Take Risk into Account?
Chapter 5. Ignacio Aymerich Ojea: Global Risks and Popular Sovereignties

Section II: Representation of Risks: Categories, Affects, Motivations
Chapter 6. Christophe Bouton: The Dark Horizon of the Future: Opacity, Disaster, and Responsibility
Chapter 7. Elena Pulcini: Re-learning to Fear: The Perception of Risks in the Global Age
Chapter 8. Serge Champeau: Certainty, Risk, and Uncertainty
Chapter 9. Dimitri D’Andrea: Global Warming as a Globalized Risk and Global Threat for Future Generations

Section III: The Governance of Global Risks
Chapter 10. Gurutz Jáuregui: A New Political Order for the 21st Century: From State Governments to Global Governance
Chapter 11. Michel Wieviorka: Mediations between Personal and “Global” Topics
Chapter 12. Zaki Laïdi: Europe as a Risk Averse Power

Javier Solana: How to Manage a Changing World


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