Held: The Diffusion of Authority
Held, David. “The Diffusion of Authority.” In International Organization and Global Governance, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1692424.
Talks about the rise of civil society and private organizations, especially in the sphere of finance, climate change, and security. Focuses on how in the vacuum of UN level organization, fracturing and regional level agreements have arisen
- Rise of linkages of “domestic” organizations across sister states
- rise of private tribunals
- nonstate actors have gained their own powers, distinct from lobbying groups
- global governeance is not monolithic, but rather fractured
- why are states willing to diffuse authority?
- most successful coorperation has been tracking down terrorist finances
- one of the most developed international movements, but also one that is extremely fragmented and weak
- private firms and civil society have largely stepped up to the plate
- states have consistently been unable to reach a consensus on a UN level