Global Governance and Development

Universität Duisburg-Essen, WS 2011/2012
LC 026

Mondays, 10:00 - 13:00h

Dirk Messner
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tel.: +49 228 94927-110 (-111)
17 OctoberIntroduction: Trends in the global economy – the great transformation

31 Octobera) The three waves of global change – transformations towards 2050

Raphael Kaplinsky/ Dirk Messner (2008): The Asian Drivers of Global Change, Special Issue, World Development, Nr. 2, 197-209*

Paul Kennedy (1989): The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, New York

Charles Kupchan et al. (2001): Power in Transition. The peaceful change of the international order, Tokio/ New York

Lenton, Timothy et al (2007): Tipping Elements in the Earth`s Climate system: in: PNAS, Jg. 105/6, S. 1786-1793*

Messner, Dirk (2010): Four lessons from the present global financial crisis, in: Ashwani Kumar/ Dirk Messner (2010) (eds.): Power shifts and global governance, London, 31-44*

OECD (2010): Shifting wealth, Paris

WBGU (2009): Solving the climate dilemma. The budget approach, Berlin, 1-19*

World Bank (2011): Multipolarity: The new global economy, Washington

b) Drivers of globalization and dynamics in the global economy after World War II

Geoffrey Jones (2005): Restoring a global economy, 1950 - 1980, Harvard*

Angus Maddison (2002): The West and the rest of the international economic order, Paris*

Joseph Nye/ John Donahue (2000): Introduction: Governance in a globalizing world, in: Joseph Donahue/ Joseph Nye (Hrsg.): Governance in a globalizing world, Washington, 1-41*

OECD (2010): Perspectives on global development 2010. Shifting wealth, Paris (executive summary)

Elinor Ostrom (1999): Revisiting the commons. Local lessons, global challenges, in: Science, Vol. 284, No. 5412, 278-282*

Michael Spence (2011): The next convergence. The future of economic growth in a multispeed world, New York, 1-57

World Bank Indicators:

World Bank, GNI per capita Atlas:

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21 November
Bonn, DIE
a) How do markets work? The role of institutions, rules, and human behaviour - different perspectives?

George Akerlof/ Robert Shiller (2009): Animal spirit. Wie Wirtschaft wirklich funktioniert, Frankfurt / New York, 29 - 92*

Milton Friedman (1990): Free too choose, New York*

Ostrom, Elinor (2003): Toward a behavioural theory of linking trust, reciprocity, and reputation, in: Elinor Ostrom/ James Walker (2003) (eds.): Trust and reciprocity, New York, 19-79*
b) The global economic crisis 2008 and beyond

Carmen Reinhart/ Kenneth Rogoff (2009): This time is different. Eight centuries of financial foll, Princeton, 203-247*

Nouriel Roubini/ Stephen Mihm (2010): Das Ende der Weltwirtschaft und ihre Zukunft, Frankfurt, 90-159 (Crisis economics. A crash course in the future of finance, New York 2010)
28 Novembera) Globalization – different perspectives

Jagdish Bhagwati, J. (2004): In Defense of Globalization, Oxford*

Justin Lin (2011): New structural economics. A framework for rethinking development, in: The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 26, No. 2, 193-221

Joseph Stiglitz (2007): Chancen der Globalisierung, Berlin* (Globalization and its discontents)
b) The new global landscape of poverty

Paul Collier (2007): The bottom billion, London

Augustin Quasi Fosu (2010): Growth, Inequality and poverty reduction in developing countries. Recent global evidence; Paris*

Andy Sumner (2010): Global poverty and the new bottom billion, Brighton*; PDF document
Development regions in the global economy: data and research papers
12 Decembera) Global Economic Governance

Marie-Laure Djelic/ Sigrid Quack (2010): Shaping global economic governance, Cambridge

“Stiglitz Commission” on reforms of the international monetary and financial system to the UN General Assembly:*

Warwick Commission (2009): The multilateral trade regime. Which way forward?, Warwick; PDF document

World Economic Forum (2009): The future of the global financial system, Genf

b) “Planetary boundaries”... „It`s the end of the world as we know it“: Linking climate policies and global economic governance

Johann Rockström (2009): A safe operating space for humanity, Nature, Vol. 461, 24 September, 472-475*

Messner, Dirk/ John Schellnhuber/ Stefan Rahmstorf/ Daniel Klingenfeld (2010): The budget approach: A framework for a global transformation toward a low-carbon economy, in: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol. 2, Nr. 3*

WBGU (2009): Solving the climate dilemma. The budget approach, Berlin, 21-50*

9 Januarya) Development within the planetary boundaries: Green growth? No growth? Low carbon society?
... Comparing green transformation strategies

Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (2010): Report on the measurement of economic performance and social progress, Paris, 7-18*

German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) (2011): World in transition. A social contract for sustainability, Berlin (

Jackson, Tim (2009): Prosperity without growth, London*

Mc Kinsey (2009): Pathways to a Global Low Carbon Economy (executive summary), London

The Secretary-Generals Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (2010): Energy for a sustainable future, New York

UNEP (2011): Green economy report, Nairobi

b) How to study transitions towards sustainable development?

Johan Grin/ Jan Rotmans/ Johan Schot (2010): Transition to sustainable development, New York/ London, 18-28, 126-139*

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