Who does what?: Collective action and the changing nature of authority
With a little translation into the appropriate theoretical terms, the debate over the form of the emergent world order boils down to disagreements over which collectivities will provide which collective goods to whom. Huntington’s (1996) clash-of-civilisations thesis contends that civilisations, rather than states, will provide such collective goods as defence (from other civilisations) and cultural belonging. Kaplan’s (1996) prediction of The Coming Anarchy asserts that many collective goods will not be provided at all because poverty and environmental degradation will overwhelm the capacity of states to undertake collective action. Mathews’ (1997) Power Shift analysis argues that the information revolution has rendered a whole host of non-state actors increasingly capable of undertaking collective action and is thus undermining the power of the state.
International relations, Foreign relations, Non-state actors, role of states
Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Non-state actors and authority in the global system
Richard A. Higgott, Geoffrey R. D. Underhill & Andreas Bieler
City or Country
FLORINI, Ann. (2000). Who does what?: Collective action and the changing nature of authority. In Non-state actors and authority in the global system (pp. 15-31). London: Routledge.
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