Effective Multilateralism: Through the Looking Glass of East by Jochen Prantl

By Jochen Prantl

Existing theories of cooperation suppose a sturdy geo-political order, led via international locations with a shared perception of the modalities of cooperation. those assumptions are not any longer justified. powerful Multilateralism makes the case for a brand new method of explaining foreign cooperation throughout the lens of East Asian.

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57–94. 3. See, for example, Anne-Marie Slaughter, A New World Order (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004); and C. Sabel and J. ), Experimentalist Governance in the European Union (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010). 4. See, for example, M. Koskenniemi, ‘Miserable Comforters: International Relations as New Natural Law’, European Journal of International Law, 15:3 (2009), 395–422. 5. See B. Kingsbury, ‘The Concept of “Law” in Global Administrative Law’, European Journal of International Law, 20:1 (2009), 23–57.

15 It is certainly the case that much of this thinking picks up on the need for more effective multilateralism and for ‘better’ global governance. In part, new groupings and concerts would be functional and be formed according to the needs of the problem in hand. But, issue-specific interests, functional problem-solving and the provision of global public goods would only be one part of the story. The really important thing about such groupings is that their logic would be power-centred – both in terms of negotiating bargains quite narrowly around the core interests of the major powers and in terms of the forums being essentially hierarchical and exclusionary.

Lake, ‘Relational Authority and Legitimacy in International Relations’, American Behavioral Scientist, 53:3 (2009), 331–353. 8. See, for example, B. Koremenos, C. Lipson, and D. ), The Rational Design of International Institutions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). 9. -M. Slaughter, A New World Order (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004); W. Reinicke, Global Public Policy: Governing without Government? : Brookings Institution Press, 1998); C. S. P. M. L. Page, ‘Networks Forms of Organizations’, Annual Review of Sociology, 24 (1998), 57–76.

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