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Who is saying what? Are there important trends in thinking? And patterns of similarity in ideas, or wide divergence? It is certainly a rapidly expanding topic for books.
But what do we make of this? Most of the items listed by Google are marginal or trivial, but still there are many worthwhile books on this topic to ponder. What follows is a preliminary survey of some titles largely published in the past three years, as identified on my experimental website, GlobalForesightBooks. Most of these books have not been seen directly; rather, information has been gleaned from publisher catalogs, which is usually sufficient to get a rough sense of what a book is about.
But first a Prologue of 16 generalized items from the period, many by WAAS Fellows, of books that were abstracted for Future Survey, a monthly publication of the World Future Society that I edited in the period. This Prologue is not comprehensive, but merely a highlighting of some important items from the period, to indicate how global governance thinking was broader and bolder one to two decades ago, arguably for better and worse.
Several books from this period are also included in the Normative Futures section. Thinking about global governance began to accelerate in the early to mids, with the 50 th anniversary of the United Nations celebrated in McNamara , on the growing list of functions that only credible international organizations or regimes can perform, international arrangements that work, and managing a world economy with nobody in charge.