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Norbert Götz: Deliberative Diplomacy: The Nordic Approach to Global Governance and Societal Representation at the United Nations [Hb]

Untitled document Södertörn University

Published: 2011 - download a flyer for this book
hardbound ISBN 9789089790583; EUR 75; USD 95 (2011) 489 pp.
paperback ISBN 9789089790590; EUR 39; USD 49 (2011) 489 pp.

International Relations Studies Series, 11 (International Studies Library, 22)

About this book
The ascendency of executive power in the presence of weak parliamentary and societal control has given rise to a need for deliberative forms of diplomacy in international relations. As Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden regularly include members of parliament, party representatives, and representatives of civil society in their delegations to the General Assembly of the United Nations, does this imply that a Nordic model exists? This book reviews the practice of these countries and finds that the role of societal representatives has diminished from participating members of delegations to mere observers. The Nordic examples illuminate the difficulties of achieving international governance through the practice of deliberative democracy.

Table of Contents
List of figures, images, and tables
List of abbreviations

1. Introduction
The problem
Why do the General Assembly and Norden matter?
Theory and methodology
Prior research

2. Challenges and traditions
Delegation and representation at the United Nations
Democracy and dilemmas at the UN General Assembly
Nordic diplomacy at the League of Nations
Unisex state actors and the representation of women

3. Parliament and UN delegations
The Scandinavian model: Denmark
An anachronism and parliamentarian stronghold: Norway
Routine, squeeze-out, routine: Sweden
Between Lilliputian and full-scale representation: Iceland
Metamorphosis or parliament lost: The Finnish Sonderweg

4. The participation of civil society
Scandinavian model revisited: Denmark
The return of the body-snatched: Norway
Corporatism and double universalism: Sweden
Short stories: Finland and Iceland

5. Conclusions: On the way to deliberative diplomacy

Author Index

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)
Norbert Götz, Dr. phil. (2001) in Political Science, Humboldt University Berlin, Docent (2007) in Political History, University of Helsinki, habil. (2009) in Modern History and International Relations, University of Greifswald, is Professor at the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University, Sweden. His publications include the edited volume Regional Cooperation and International Organizations: The Nordic Model in Transnational Alignment (Routledge 2009).

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 12 January, 2011.
Untitled document International Relations Studies Series

Edited by Patrick JamesUniversity of Southern California

Editorial Board
Mark Theodore Berger, Naval Postgraduate School
Annette Freyberg-Inan, University of Amsterdam
Ewan Harrison, Washington University, St. Louis
Axel Huelsemeyer, Concordia University
Steven Lamy, University of Southern California
Stephen M. Saideman, McGill University

International Relations Studies Series is a peer-reviewed book series which seeks to publish original and important works that will advance the study of religion, identity and world order. The world after 9/11 is one in which religion in general and Islam in particular are regarded as problematic aspects of identity that cause problems for world order. This series takes a more inclusive view and welcomes reflection on religion and other aspects of identity that reach constructive as well as critical conclusions. The series welcomes diverse approaches in terms of both theory and methods. Studies of particular states in terms of foreign policy or regions vis-à-vis international relations writ large both are encouraged. The series also recognizes the importance of transnational relations with respect to global governance and world order, and religion and identity from the micro- to the macro-level. Studies in this series will preferably relate to at least two and possibly all three of the central concepts noted.

Authors/Editors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/ or full manuscripts to the series editor or to the publisher Hendrik van Leusen.

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