Democratic Global Governance is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The theme on Democratic Global Governance relates the critical international issues of the post-war era to the major decisions of the UN and its IGO network. It is divided into two topics: the first concerns global governance and the collective decision processes of the UN system, while the second reviews and analyzes the impact of the nongovernmental sector as it has grown in strength and become part of a nascent global civil society. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Dr Irene Lyons Murphy is an author and policy analyst who specializes in national and international policy issues, emphasizing the relationship of the scientific management of health and environmental issues to government policies. She has most recently been a faculty affiliate at Colorado State University and was previously an adjunct professor at George Washington University. She was for several years a senior adviser on water resource and environmental issues in the office of the secretary of the US Department of the Interior. She has most recently participated in workshops on the use of electronic networks for the protection of international resources in Lisbon and Amman, and at a meeting of the Balkan countries in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is the author of The Danube: a River Basin in Transition (Kluwer, 1997), the editor of Protecting Danube Resources: Ensuring Access to Environmental Data and Information (Kluwer, 1997), and Transboundary Water Resources in the Balkans (Kluwer, 2000), and has published a number of articles and monographs on international issues. She has Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from Columbia University and is a graduate of Barnard College. She presently works as an independent consultant in Washington, D.C