Katja Freistein, Bettina Mahlert, Sigrid Quack, and Christine Unrau (eds.)
Katja Freistein, Bettina Mahlert, Sigrid Quack, and Christine Unrau (eds) 2022. Imagining Pathways for Global Cooperation, Cheltenham and Northampton/MA: Edward Elgar
274 pages, 978 1 80220 580 0 • Hardback / 978-1-78661-240-3 • OpenAccess
This book examines the role of imagination in initiating, contesting, and changing the pathways of global cooperation. Building on carefully contextualized empirical cases from diverse policy fields, regions, and historical periods, it highlights the agency of a wide range of actors in reflecting on past and present experiences and imagining future ways of collective problem solving.
Chapters analyse the mobilizing, identity, cognitive, emotional, and normative effects through which imaginations shape pathways for global cooperation. Expert contributors consider the ways in which actors combine multiple layers of meaning-making through practices of staging the past and present as well as in their circulation. Exploring the contingency and open-endedness of processes of global cooperation, the book challenges more systemic and output-oriented perspectives of global governance. Its synthesis of ways in which imaginations inform processes of creating, contesting, and changing pathways for global cooperation provides a novel conceptual approach to the study of global cooperation.
Interdisciplinary in approach, this authoritative book offers new ways of thinking about global cooperation to scholars and students of international relations, development studies, law and politics, international theory, global sociology, and global history as well as practitioners and policy-makers across various policy fields.(Publisher's abstract)
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Editors and Contributors
Katja Freistein, Research Group Leader, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Bettina Mahlert, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Sigrid Quack, Professor of Sociology and Managing Director, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Christine Unrau, Research Group Leader, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Amya Agarwal, Silke Beck, Joanildo Burity, Maryam Z. Deloffre, Katja Freistein, Wolfram Kaiser, Stefania Maffeis, Bettina Mahlert, Jeroen Oomen, Christine Overdevest, Sigrid Quack, Christine Unrau, Wouter Werner