Global Covenant: The Social Democratic Alternative to the Washington Consensus
PART I: ECONOMICS.
1. Economic Globalization.
2. Globalization, Stratification and Inequality.
3. The Regulation of Economic Globalization: A New Policy Mix.
PART II: POLITICS.
4. Political Globalization.
5. Globalization and the Challenges to Governance.
6. The Reform of Global Governance.
PART III: LAW.
7. Sovereignty and the Changing Structure of International Law.
8. Liberal International Sovereignty: Achievements and Limitations.
9. The Development of Global Rules.
PART IV: THE NEW AGENDA.
10. Toward a Global Covenant: Global Social Democracy.
Appendix: The Basis of a New Internationalism: Cosmopolitan Principles.
"A healthy antidote to the realist international relations literature, Held persuasively argues for a global covenant based on universal values and driven by a social-democratic coalition ... an outstanding addition to Held's Democracy and the Global Order."
M. E. Carranza, Choice
"I found this an immensely encouraging book; it does not just analyse the problems of the global order but offers a credible solution for a cooperative multilateral world."
Robin Cook MP, Former UK Foreign Secretary
"A rare combination of sociological imagination, penetrating analysis and solid empirical evidence, yielding a politically constructive view: a brilliant integration of research carried out over a decade."
Jürgen Habermas, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
'David Held has written a remarkable book, addressing the major problems political decision-makers grapple with in the post 9/11 world. It should be read by all those who care about the future of our globe.'
Javier Solana, Secretary General, Council of the European Union
- one of the world’s leading analysts of globalization and global governance confronts the failures of international politics in the aftermath of 9/11 and the war against Iraq.
- argues that there were and are alternatives to the way the western coalitions responded to the profound challenges of mass terrorism and political violence - alternatives which can better address the roots of these challenges and deliver political and social justice.
- lays out feasible and effective policy choices which could lead to a progressive transformation of global affairs – and shows how globalization can be better regulated to deliver human development, equitable economic change, democracy and justice.