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The Last Two Centuries of Global Governance

The Last Two Centuries of Global Governance Global Governance 21 (2015), 189–196 THE GLOBAL FORUM The Last Two Centuries of Global Governance Craig N. Murphy IN RECENT ESSAYS, THOMAS WEISS AND RORDEN WILKINSON ARGUE THAT analysis of systems of global governance going back to the beginnings of the earliest state systems could provide fundamental insight into the prob- lems that trouble the scholarly field of international relations today. While no social scientist or historian is yet able to give a credible account of global governance over those many millennia, it is possible to begin to recount the history of global governance far back beyond the events with which scholars of international relations begin, 1945, the end of World War II and the founding of the postwar UN system—as Thomas Weiss and Dan Plesch do in their essay in this issue of Global Governance—to provide valuable insights for contemporary global governance. An even more reasonable date for the beginning of the contemporary system of global governance would be 1815. The associated events were the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna and the beginning of a system of governance of Europe and its empires that eventually led to the global system that we now http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1075-2846
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1942-6720
DOI
10.1163/19426720-02102001
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Global Governance 21 (2015), 189–196 THE GLOBAL FORUM The Last Two Centuries of Global Governance Craig N. Murphy IN RECENT ESSAYS, THOMAS WEISS AND RORDEN WILKINSON ARGUE THAT analysis of systems of global governance going back to the beginnings of the earliest state systems could provide fundamental insight into the prob- lems that trouble the scholarly field of international relations today. While no social scientist or historian is yet able to give a credible account of global governance over those many millennia, it is possible to begin to recount the history of global governance far back beyond the events with which scholars of international relations begin, 1945, the end of World War II and the founding of the postwar UN system—as Thomas Weiss and Dan Plesch do in their essay in this issue of Global Governance—to provide valuable insights for contemporary global governance. An even more reasonable date for the beginning of the contemporary system of global governance would be 1815. The associated events were the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna and the beginning of a system of governance of Europe and its empires that eventually led to the global system that we now

Journal

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2015

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