We are very much in debt to a number of colleagues who have provided us with feedback, insights, encouragement and support during various stages of this project. We would like to mention, in particular, Robert Ahdieh, Payam Akhavan, Anthony C. Arend, Gustaf Arrhenius, Louis Aucoin, Ludvig Beckman, Samantha Besson, Kit Bigelow, Andreas Bummel, Lidia Ceriani, Diana Chacon, Benedicte Vibe Christensen, Drew Christensen, Sean Cleary, Richard Cooper, Mary Darling, Clark Donnelly, Bani Dugal, Zachary Elkins, Amanda Ellis, Claudia Escobar, Natividad Fernandez Sola, Jose Maria Figueres, Marc Fleurbaey, Nancy Peterson Hill, Lise Howard, Maria Ivanova, Didier Jacobs, Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Saeko Kawashima, Robert Klitgaard, Sanford Levinson, Amy Lillis, Maryann Love, Paulo Magalhaes, Cristina Manzano, Jessica Mathews, Bahia Mitchell, Joachim Monkelbaan, Eduardo Pascual, Richard Ponzio, Rod Rastan, Eduardo Rodriguez Veltze, Robert Rotberg, Daniel Runde, Mahmud Samandari, Natalie Samarasinghe, Steve Sarowitz, Donald Steinberg, Mirta Tapia de Lopez, Teresa Ter-Minassian, Christie S. Warren, Thomas G. Weiss, Christian Wenaweser, John Wilmot, Mark Wolf, Erol Yayboke and Guillermo Zoccali.
We are particularly grateful to Mats Andersson, Jennie Baner, Bjorn Franzon, Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Christer Jacobson, Magnus Jiborn, Fredrik Karlsson, Sarah Molaiepour, Jens Orback, Johan Rockstrom, Kate Sullivan, Laszlo Szombatfalvy, Folke Tersman and their colleagues at Sweden’s Global Challenges Foundation and the eminent members of the international Jury, who awarded us the New Shape Prize in 2018 for a proposal that contained the key ideas of this book and whose support and encouragement have made a critical difference in terms of our ability to turn those ideas into the more detailed proposals contained here. One of us is especially grateful to Joel Hellman, Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, for their hospitality during the entire period of this project. Georgetown has provided a nurturing environment for the research underpinning this work and Clare Ogden, Fellows Administrator, provided efficient assistance on multiple occasions.
Herman Bajwa, Manon Beury, Nahid Kalbasi, Dorine Llanta, Issac Liu, Yasmina Mata, Nima Nematollahi, John Miller and Allison Semands provided high-quality support as research assistants on many occasions over the past year and a half. We are grateful to John Berger and Chloe Quinn at Cambridge University Press, and Elizabeth Stone at Bourchier, for managing the various aspects of this project, from helping us turn our ideas into a book project, to copyediting of the final manuscript. Nancy Ackerman from AmadeaEditing provided expert additional editorial help. Any limitations and imperfections in the book, however, are the responsibility of the authors.
The views expressed in this book are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect those of the organizations with which they are affiliated.