Explores the challenges that multilateralism faces today
Accounts for the pressures on and power shifts in multilateralism in recent years
Speaks to scholars of International Relations, global governance, and international organizations
Part of the book series: The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy (SPIRP)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
Multilateralism Under Pressure
Power Shifts in Multilateralism
About this book
This book explores the challenges that multilateralism faces today and questions the idea of a ‘crisis’ of multilateral cooperation and international organizations. It accounts for the pressures on and power shifts in multilateralism in recent years - such as the war in Syria, the Covid-19 pandemic, challenges for NATO, the erosion of multilateral norms, the transition from Trump to Biden, the rise of China, the post-Brexit European Union, and the mobilization of countries from the South. The authors illustrate the resilience of multilateralism and lessons learned from the WTO, UN Women, International Organizations’ Secretariats and global environmental governance. Written in part by members of the Research Group on Multilateral Action (GRAM), this volume argues that ‘crisis’ should not be considered a pathology but the ‘matrix’ of multilateralism, which is more resilient than commonly thought. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of International Relations, global governance, and international organizations.
- international organization
- United Nations
“Multilateral institutions seem to be in crisis. As the editors of this important volume argue, crisis is normal and to be expected. The chapters demonstrate that, despite power rivalries, multilateral institutions are 'more resilient, more reactive, and more effective than usually thought.' A must-read for anyone interested in contemporary international relations.” (Lise Howard, Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA)
“This important book shows in spades that crisis is not antithetical to multilateralism, but constitutive of it. As its rich case studies illustrate, disagreement, struggle and conflict form the normal conditions of world politics–something that overhyped rhetoric about international crises often makes unnecessarily difficult to grasp.” (Vincent Pouliot, James McGill Professor, McGill University, Canada)
Editors and Affiliations
University of Paris 8, Paris, France
Institute of Political Studies, University of Grenoble Alps, Grenoble, France
Sciences Po, Paris, France
About the editors
Auriane Guilbaud is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University Paris 8 and member of the Institut Universitaire de France.
Franck Petiteville is Professor of International Relations at the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies.
Frédéric Ramel is Professor and former Chair of the Political Science Department at Sciences Po Paris.
Book Title: Crisis of Multilateralism? Challenges and Resilience
Editors: Auriane Guilbaud, Franck Petiteville, Frédéric Ramel
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-39670-0Published: 19 October 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-39673-1Due: 02 November 2024
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-39671-7Published: 18 October 2023
Series ISSN: 2945-607X
Series E-ISSN: 2945-6088
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXI, 281
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour