In this important and path-breaking book, esteemed scholar and public intellectual Richard Falk explores how we can re-imagine the system of global governance to make it more ethical and humane.

Divided into three parts, this book firstly scrutinizes the main aspects of Global Governance including, Geopolitics, The Future of International law, Climate Change and Nuclear weapons, 9/11, Global Democracy and the UN. In the last part, Falk moves the discussion on to the search for Progressive Politics, the Israel/Palestinian conflict and the World Order Models Project.

Drawing on, but also rethinking the normative tradition in international relations, he examines the urgent challenges that we must face to counter imperialism, injustice, global poverty, militarism and environmental disaster. In so doing, he outlines the radical reforms that are needed on an institutional level and within global civil society if we are to realize the dream of a world that is more just, equitable and peaceful.

This important work will be of interest to all students and scholars of global politics and international relations.

chapter |6 pages


part I|78 pages

General contours

chapter 2|8 pages

Nonviolent Geopolitics

chapter 3|13 pages

Toward Humane Global Governance

Rhetoric, desire and imaginaries

part III|50 pages

Beyond politics

chapter 10|17 pages

Anarchism Without ‘Anarchism'

Searching for progressive politics

chapter 11|21 pages

How to Live Together Well on Planet Earth

Interrogating the Israel—Palestine conflict

chapter 12|10 pages

Shall We Revive the World Order Models Project (Womp)?

Exploring horizons of desire in the early twenty-first century