ONE WORLD Series, Vol. 23

Global Resource Policy

Challenges to Security, Development and the Environment

Raimund Bleischwitz, Florian Pfeil (ed.)

Baden-Baden 2009; pp 164; 19.90 €; paperback
ISBN 978-3-8329-4664-7

- only published in German -

Global resource policy is environmental, developmental, security and innovations policy in one. Raw materials play an eminent role for development and prosperity, in the economic and the social realm, as well as for sustainable development world-wide. The 23rd volume in the ONE World series addresses the interplay of these issues and illustrates their current relevance.

The volume, edited by Professor Raimund Bleischwitz and Florian Pfeil, analyses current developments and challenges of a global resource policy: an increasing scarcity, the role of trans-national corporations, the growing importance of emerging countries such as China and India, as well the impact of global resource policy on developing countries.  At the same time, it sets out the future prospects of global resources management, which is to be founded upon an improved integration of emerging countries, encompass the entire value chain, as well as build upon improved transparency and international regulation.

Volume 23 in the ONE World Series (only published in German) can be ordered directly from the Development and Peace Foundation or from the publisher Nomos Verlag.




The Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) are launching a new publications series: GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. The new series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world. Furthermore, it presents perspectives from different world regions. The series analyses current developments and challenges against the background of long-term political trends, and it illustrates facts with figures and tables. GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is issued by a team of co-editors from different world regions. For more information, see our press release.

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Cooperation in a Post-Western World


The Western liberal order finds itself in deep crisis. Global power shifts are accelerating. What does this mean for the future of global cooperation? How can the wish for more national autonomy be reconciled with the need to cooperate in a globalised world? Can new forms of governance contribute to sustaining global cooperation? Michèle Roth and Cornelia Ulbert discuss these questions in the first issue of the new publication series GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS.

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How to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform


The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a time of great power transitions, multipolarity without sufficient multilateralism is a dangerous trend. Therefore, in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 02|2018, Jakkie Cilliers calls for a political and intellectual leap to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform.

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Global Food Governance


After the food riots around the world in 2007/2008, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was reformed. Since then, the CFS has developed into an innovative global policy forum that could be a role model for other Global Governance institutions. In the current evaluation process, however, the CFS also faces a number of challenges. What are the main characteristics of the CFS? How can it prove successful in a changing political environment? Nora McKeon answers these questions in the Global Governance Spotlight 2|2018 and exhorts member governments to value and reinforce this unique policy forum.

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