By Andrew F. Cooper, John English, Ramesh Thakur
This publication analyses the means by which global governance has been promoted by innovative diplomatic practices, especially issue-specific coalitions among like-minded countries and civil society organisations. The key theme running through the book is a consideration of how these alternative leadership forms have been expressed through the United Nations system, together with an evaluation of the impact they have achieved. It looks at the accumulating frustrations with the P5 leadership in the UN Security Council as a prelude to a discussion of two case studies: the development of the Ottawa Treaty to ban anti-personnel landmines and the campaign to establish an international court. It also reviews the application of new diplomacy in terms of commercial activities and the emerging new security agenda.