By Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual, Stephen John Stedman
"The objective of the coping with worldwide lack of confidence venture is to release a reform attempt of the worldwide protection process in 2009. That activity is either bold and urgent.... The time to behave is now." —from the Foreword through Javier SolanaThe twenty-first century might be outlined through safeguard threats unconstrained via borders —from fiscal instability, weather swap, and nuclear proliferation to clash, poverty, terrorism, and affliction. the best attempt of worldwide management can be development partnerships and associations for cooperation which may meet the problem. strength and accountability describes how American management can rebuild overseas order to advertise worldwide safety and prosperity for cutting-edge transnational global. chronic & accountability establishes a brand new origin for overseas protection: "responsible sovereignty," or the thought that sovereignty includes tasks and tasks towards different states in addition to one's personal voters. Governments needs to cooperate throughout borders to protect universal assets and take on universal threats. persistent & accountability argues that during order to boost its personal pursuits, the U.S. needs to learn how to govern in an interdependent global, workout management via cooperation, and create new associations with contemporary conventional and rising powers. the results of a collaborative venture on dealing with international lack of confidence, the publication additionally displays the MGI project's worldwide discussion —extensive consultations within the usa and in areas all over the world in addition to discussions with the MGI project's Advisory staff, composed of favourite U.S. and overseas figures. "The 2008 monetary concern has introduced our worldwide interconnectedness with regards to domestic. yet financial lack of confidence is only one predicament. energy and accountability presents a highway map for development potent rules and legit worldwide associations to take on state-of-the-art suite of transnational challenges." —Kemal Dervis, administrator, UN improvement application
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Extra info for Power & Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threat
21 Today’s world is still imperfect. In the next chapter we argue why it is in the interests of the powerful to find the courage to fulfill new responsibilities and build an international order for an age of transnational threats. TWO INTERESTS AND ORDER THE UNITED STATES AND THE MAJOR AND RISING POWERS AN INTERNATIONAL ORDER based on responsible sovereignty must be in the interest of those actors who have the power to build it. Softhearted appeals to the common good are insufficient. The primary question is whether the resulting order provides the vision, institutions, and tools to enable major and rising powers to address the large and complex agenda of transnational crises and challenges before them.
Institutional alignment on given problems must be predictable in order to promote stability. Predictabil- 18 SOVEREIGNTY’S LAST BEST CHANCE ity comes from agreed standards of responsible sovereignty and from investment in institutions so that they deliver. In part III of the book we discuss what an international order based on responsibility can deliver. Global leaders must have confidence that a twenty-first-century international security system will produce better outcomes on the crises at the top of their national security agendas.
But as SOVEREIGNTY’S LAST BEST CHANCE 9 a prerequisite it also requires a vision, a foundational principle that gives a moral value to order and brings coherence to expectations about how states should act across multiple issue areas. Such a principle must appeal to diverse populations in every region of the world, win the support of key states, and resonate with America’s self-image. We believe that responsible sovereignty, or the injunction that sovereignty entails obligations and duties to one’s own citizens and to other sovereign states, is such a principle.