Readership: General readers looking for a valuable introduction to an important and timely
issue, as well as students of politics, economics, and international relations. Also of great interest to academics and policy makers.
Ian Goldin, Professor, Director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Professor Ian Goldin is the Director of the Oxford University's Oxford Martin School, Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. From 2001 to 2006 he was at the World Bank, first as Director of Policy and then as Vice President. He has published over fifty articles and fifteen books, including Globalisation for Development: Meeting New Challenges (OUP, 2012) and Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future (PUP, 2011).
"Divided Nations is an absolutely remarkable book, which provides fresh and particularly useful theoretical as well as necessarily practical insights given the present challenges facing humanity." - Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank and current chairman and CEO of the Group of Thirty.
"A state-of-the-art view of contemporary issues in global cooperation This well-written book offers no magic-bullet solutions, yet suggests some promising ways forward." - Dries Lesage, Times Higher Education
"Ian Goldin has been in the kitchen, at a senior level, of national and
international policymaking. It is a messy place. But, as he argues clearly and convincingly, our ability to co-operate across nations is crucial to the stability and growth of our economies. It is crucial too for the protection of our environment and reducing the grave risks of climate change. The necessary co-operation will not be easy but Goldin sets out clear principles and sketches out real possibilities. The world should listen." - Nicholas Stern
"Ian Goldin stylishly describes the Gordian knot of international governance and makes some sensible suggestions on how it might be cut." - Mark Malloch-Brown, former UN Deputy
"Goldin offers clear-headed analysis and practical, pragmatic solutions. A must-read." - Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, and author of The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World
"At a time when, as Ian Goldin argues, global politics is gridlocked, we need greater international co-operation than ever before - and the institutions to sustain it - in order to cope with the sort of problems from economic imbalances to the environment which individual nation states cannot overcome on their own. Ian Goldin shows why this is imperative and how it could be done." - Lord
Chris Patten, Chancellor, University of Oxford
List of acronyms and abbreviations
1: New Global Governance Challenges
2: Reconciling global, national, and local interests
3: Rethinking Reform: nations, networks and knowledge
4: The Power of One: The role of individuals
5: What can be done?