Governance and Risk. Challenges of Global Regulation
BENYEKHLEF, Karim (ed.), Governance and Risk. Challenges of Global Regulation, Montréal, Éditions Thémis, 2013, 287 pages
The risks, created by modern practices, dominate political and legal discourse. The purpose of such discourse has thus come to focus on risk control, and clearly risk influences forms and conditions of governance, both at the international level, where global governance is needed owing to environmental risks in particular, and at the domestic level, where the weight of risks and individualism require the involvement of civil society and the market. Thus, risk is amplifying the perception of danger and changing the way modes of governance are inflected.
The contributors of this book enquire into the theoretical contours of globalization and forms of governance that could help to control the new configurations resulting from the objective shrinking of the planet. Risk plays a major role in this analysis since it constitutes one of the primary justifications for developing global governance mechanisms.
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