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Power in Concert : The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Global Governance / Jennifer Mitzen.

Author/Creator:
Mitzen, Jennifer author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (272 p.) : 1 line drawing
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Concert of Europe.
International cooperation -- History -- 19th century.
International relations -- History -- 19th century.
Public relations and politics -- History -- 19th century.
World politics -- 19th century.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
How states cooperate in the absence of a sovereign power is a perennial question in international relations. With Power in Concert, Jennifer Mitzen argues that global governance is more than just the cooperation of states under anarchy: it is the formation and maintenance of collective intentions, or joint commitments among states to address problems together. The key mechanism through which these intentions are sustained is face-to-face diplomacy, which keeps states' obligations to one another salient and helps them solve problems on a day-to-day basis. Mitzen argues that the origins of this practice lie in the Concert of Europe, an informal agreement among five European states in the wake of the Napoleonic wars to reduce the possibility of recurrence, which first institutionalized the practice of jointly managing the balance of power. Through the Concert's many successes, she shows that the words and actions of state leaders in public forums contributed to collective self-restraint and a commitment to problem solving-and at a time when communication was considerably more difficult than it is today. Despite the Concert's eventual breakdown, the practice it introduced-of face to face diplomacy as a mode of joint problem solving-survived and is the basis of global governance today.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter One. Public Power and Purpose in Global Governance
Chapter Two. Governing in the Shadow of Violence
Chapter Three. From International Society to Public Power
Chapter Four. More Than Mere Words
Chapter Five. Governing Together
Chapter Six. Things Fall Apart
Chapter Seven. Conclusion
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226060255
OCLC:
855020301
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226060255 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.