Journal article

Beyond Gridlock: Reshaping Liberal Institutions for a Pluralist Global Order

Kate MacDonald

Philosophy and Public Issues | Luiss University Press | Published : 2016

Abstract

The authors of Gridlock present a compelling if rather disheartening reflection on the state of contemporary global politics, and our persistently unsuccessful collective efforts to advance global institutional cooperation across a range of policy domains. The book is framed around a series of dispiriting narratives of failed international cooperation—from multilateral trade talks to climate negotiations and threats to global security and humanitarianism presented by major civil and regional conflicts. International cooperation is widely recognized to be vital for adequately handling pressing collective problems such as these; yet efforts to negotiate cooperative intergovernmental agreements..

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