Global Governance and Development

Universität Duisburg-Essen, WS 2010/2011
LC 026

Dirk Messner
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tel.: 49 (0)228 94927-110 (-111)

15 OctoberIntroduction: Trends in the global economy – the great transformation
29 October, 2pm - 6pma) Drivers of globalization and dynamics in the global economy after World War II

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*

World Bank Indicators:

World Bank, GNI per capita Atlas:

More datas:;
b) How do markets work? The role of institutions, rules, and human behaviour – different perspectives?

George Akerlof/ Robert Shiler (2009): Animal spirit. How human psychology drives the economy, and why it matters for global capitalism, Princeton, 1-57*

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*
05 November,
6pm - 8pm
The global economic crisis 2008 and beyond

Carmen Reinhart/ Kenneth Rogoff (2009): This time is different. Eight centuries of financial folly, 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)
19 November, 4pm - 7pmThe 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): For lessons from the present global financial crisis, in: Ashwani Kumar/ Dirk Messner (2010) (eds.): Power shifts and global governance, London, 31-44*

WBGU (2009): Solving the climate dilemma. The budget approach, Berlin, 1-19*
10 December, 2pm – 6pma) Globalization – different perspectives

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

Justin Lin (2010): New structural economics. A framework for rethinking development, World Bank Policy Research Paper 5197 , Washington*

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: datas and research papers
c) Global Economic Governance

“Stiglitz Commission” on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial 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
14 January, 2pm – 6pma) “Global low carbon economy”... „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*
b) Development within the planetary boundaries: Green Growth? No Growth? Low Carbon Society?

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

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

Mc Kinsey (2009): Green Revolution in China, Beijing

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES, Tokyo) (2008): Japan Scenario and Action towards Low Carbon Society, Tokyo

The Secretary-Generals Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (2010): Energy for a sustainable future, New York*
28 January, 2pm – 6pma) How to study transitions towards sustainable development?

Johan Grin/ Jan Rotmans/ Johan Schot (2010): Transition to sustainable development, New York/ London, 18-28126-139*
b) Learning from the past – the transition towards the industrial revolution

Jürgen Osterhammel (2009): Die Verwandlung der Welt. Eine Geschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts, München, 84-129* (Wann war das 19. Jahrhundert?), 909-957 (Energie und Industrie: Wer entfesselte wann und wo Prometheus?)

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