Global Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Twenty-first Century

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Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - 234 pages
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The 21st century global community is confronted with unprecedented challenges as well as unique opportunities. The degree to which it can establish and institutionalize norms and mechanisms designed to promote and sustain meaningful global cooperation will determine the future course of civilization. This volume brings together a broad range of scholars to highlight some of the areas of contemporary transnational cooperation and to examine the scope and levels at which cooperation can and does take place. The study examines the issue of weapons of mass destruction, explores the promises of biotechnology and space technology, and investigates the roles of global conventions and institutions as strategies for addressing the common threats facing the international system. In short, the volume raises important, timely issues regarding the challenges and opportunities confronting the global community which both policy makers and academicians will find both informative

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Contents

Biotechnology Crosslevel Cooperation and the Efficiency
53
The Nexus of WMD Proliferation International Terrorism
109
EUAmerican Relations and the Future of Transatlantic Cooperation
147
Cooperation for Development
171
Is There an Alternative
201
Epilogue
221
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Professor Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel is Director of the Global Studies Research Initiative in association with the Center for Business and Economic Development at Auburn University Montgomery where she is engaged in consulting and research on contemporary challenges to the international system She is widely published in the areas of Third World Urbanization, Sustainable Development, and Globalization. She is Editor of the Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series of Ashgate Publishing Ltd, and is on the Advisory Board of the International Studies Review.

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