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Jan 292015

Transatlantic Relations and the future of Global Governance

The West, Multipolarity and
the Challenge of Global Governance

Transworld Op-Ed

Riccardo Alcaro
Western agency and normative discourse remain powerful factors in international governance, but their reach has undeniably diminished since the 1990s,
when their influence and prestige seemed uncontested.
Western power is constrained by several factors, including long and ultimately ineffective US military deployments overseas;
European difficulties in turning the EU project into a lasting source of internal prosperity and external stability; and,   [...]Read more
January 2015 Issue 9

Global Governance: Promise, Patterns, Prospects
by John Peterson and Meltem Müftüler-BaçGlobal governance is a highly contested concept both in terms of how it is
defined and the desirability of its different forms. By one view – often
considered a “European” one – global governance is synonymous with formalised
and “effective multilateralism.” An alternative view – frequently aired in
Washington – is that …Read more

Transatlantic Relations and Security Governance
by Riccardo Alcaro and Ondrej DitrychHistorically, the system designed to ensure international security has its roots
in the evolution of the European-centred balance of power into the
transatlantic-promoted liberal order. Because the liberal order is so dependent
on Western (US) power, the emerging multipolarity undeniably poses a challenge
to it. Yet,  …Read more

Europe, the United States and Global Human Rights Governance:
The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria
by Nathalie TocciThe Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as an international norm-in-the-making has
been promoted and supported by the United States, the European Union as well as
other Western countries such as Australia and Canada. After over a decade since
its inception, to what extent and how is R2P becoming  …Read more

Competitive Interdependence:
Transatlantic Relations and Global Economic Governance
by Chad DamroThis paper investigates how the transatlantic relationship affects global and
regional economic governance. The analysis is guided by the concept of
“competitive interdependence,” which helps to identify the fundamental dynamics
shaping the bilateral relationship between the European Union and United States
of America as well as …Read more

The EU and the US in the Politics of Global Climate Change Governance:
Avoiding the Crucial Questions
by Lucia NajšlováThis paper explores the place of the European Union and the United States in the
politics of global climate change governance. Although both the EU and the US
have adopted numerous measures to thwart the effects of global warming, they
have been reluctant to  …Read more

Transatlantic Partners and the Rising Powers on Global Governance in Human Rights
by Meltem Müftüler-Baç and Damla Cihangir-TetikWhat kind of a future is there for human rights governance, especially if the
transatlantic partners – the key actors behind its establishment – are in
decline? Do emerging powers participate and contribute to the international
liberal order regarding human rights issues and democratic governance?  …Read more
4-5 May 2015,
RomeWP9 workshop to assess the
results of the Delphis and start discussing the
policy proposals, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the

Transworld is a project led by the Istituto Affari Internazionali
and funded from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme
Contacts:Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) Rome, Italy, iai(at)iai.it


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