"De Montbrial is not afraid to challenge his readers to think in an impressively holistic way, truly following in the footsteps of Raymond Aron. At the same time he convincingly connects theory to current events in the world."
-Gordon Smith, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and former Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister
"Thierry de Montbrial has presented a great contribution in the universalist tradition of European thought, combining the methods and insights of various disciplines to provide a masterly analysis of our contemporary world and guidelines to deal with its problems."
-Karl Kaiser, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
"This is a serious and ambitious work. Thierry de Montbrial ranges over a host of scholarly disciplines to offer an intriguing synthesis about 'global governance.' De Montbrial explains the dynamic of sovereign states facing the new realities of globalization- through both theory and practice."
-Robert B. Zoellick, former President of the World Bank Group, US Trade Representative, and US Deputy Secretary of State
"Thierry de Montbrial, long recognized as a leading French thinker and practitioner in international and global relations, describes the dangers of structural instability and the efficiency-legitimacy dilemma in today's international system. He correctly warns that good global governance is a survival issue and achieving it is a race against time."
-Joseph S. Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School